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By Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
Representatives of Major League Baseball's 30 teams were back behind closed doors Thursday morning, first in a full meeting of all the owners and then in smaller discussion groups. They are expected to begin voting to select the next commissioner by early afternoon. The owners filtered into the main meeting room at about 8:30 a.m. and split up less than an hour later. Orioles owner Peter G. Angelos arrived early. MLB chief operating officer Rob Manfred, who is expected to be selected to replace retiring commissioner Bud Selig in January, arrived minutes before the meeting began.
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By Peter Schmuck, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
The final vote did not come easy, but Major League Baseball chief operating officer Robert D. Manfred finally achieved the necessary super-majority early Thursday night to become the the 10th commissioner of baseball. Manfred, who helped steer the sport through its most volatile labor period and has been a pivotal figure in the game's war on performance-enhancing drugs, was considered the heavy favorite to succeed Allan H. "Bud" Selig when the selection process entered its final stage during the two-day quarterly owners meeting at the Baltimore Hyatt Regency.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2014
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig told a group of reporters Tuesday in Minneapolis that he believes there will be a resolution in the ongoing dispute between the Orioles and the Washington Nationals over Mid-Atlantic Sports Network television rights by the time he leaves office. Over the past few years, the same question has been posed to Selig, but in his annual All-Star Game media session with members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday afternoon, he gave his first indication that a solution could be on the horizon.
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By Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
Representatives of Major League Baseball's 30 teams were back behind closed doors Thursday morning, first in a full meeting of all the owners and then in smaller discussion groups. They are expected to begin voting to select the next commissioner by early afternoon. The owners filtered into the main meeting room at about 8:30 a.m. and split up less than an hour later. Orioles owner Peter G. Angelos arrived early. MLB chief operating officer Rob Manfred, who is expected to be selected to replace retiring commissioner Bud Selig in January, arrived minutes before the meeting began.
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By Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
The timing of Bud Selig's pre-retirement news conference at Camden Yards Tuesday was delicious. It was 20 years to the day after major league players walked out and initiated the most disastrous labor showdown in baseball history. The great work stoppage of 1994-95 turned the fans against both the players and owners, and the owner with the biggest target on his back was the acting commissioner, who would eventually become the permanent commissioner and run Major League Baseball for a total of 22 years.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2013
NEW YORK -- There's been no decision on which city will host the 2016 All-Star Game or any resolution to the ongoing MASN broadcast dispute between the Orioles and Washington Nationals, baseball commissioner Bud Selig said Tuesday. During his annual All-Star session with members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Selig said the policy of alternating host cities between the American League and National League will continue - so the 2016 All-Star Game will be held in an AL ballpark and the 2017 game in an NL park.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2014
HOUSTON -- Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig said before Friday's Civil Rights Game that he sees Baltimore as a leading candidate to host the 2016 All-Star Game. “Yes, they're certainly a very, very viable candidate,” Selig said before the Orioles' game against the Houston Astros. “When you think back, Camden Yards really started this whole ballpark expansion, and I believe that's one of the primary reasons for baseball attendance being at the historic high that it is today.” Selig, who is retiring at the end of this season, will select the locations for the 2016 and 2017 All-Star Games, and said he hopes to continue alternating the game's site between leagues.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig contends that the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network television rights dispute between the Orioles and the Washington Nationals can be resolved before he leaves office in January and that both Baltimore and Washington, D.C., are viable candidates to host an All-Star Game in the near future. Perhaps more important for Orioles fans, Selig said the two issues are not connected - that there is no consideration in holding the All-Star Game hostage from either franchise if the MASN legal entanglement continues.
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Peter Schmuck | August 12, 2014
To put it mildly, Baltimore is an interesting choice for the potentially historic owners meeting this week that is expected to determine who will be baseball's next commissioner. Representatives of the 30 clubs will come together Wednesday at the Hyatt Regency for two days of meetings and politicking that could shape Major League Baseball for the next generation. That's great. We love it when important things happen in Baltimore, but we'd probably love it a lot more if the election of baseball's new fearless leader came along with an announcement that the 2016 All-Star Game will be at Camden Yards or some kind of resolution to the long-simmering television rights dispute between the Orioles and the Washington Nationals.
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By JOHN STEADMAN | September 12, 1994
Baseball is in the position it is because the man in charge, Bud Selig, refused to listen to a mere sportswriter. For right now, the story is a bit ahead of itself.The setting was Baltimore. An occasion in the late 1960s, a summer night, when what was supposed to be a private meeting was inadvertently interrupted by the chance appearance of a newspaper reporter. Selig, then on the outside looking in at a game he now has a role in helping to destroy, and the late Bill Veeck, at the time an exiled club owner, were huddled in a conversation they didn't want others to know about.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
The Baltimore Orioles defied an order from commissioner Bud Selig to appear at a sanctions hearing, another sign of the team's widening rift with Major League Baseball. The hearing, which was canceled, was disclosed in documents filed in a New York court where the Orioles-controlled Mid-Atlantic Sports Network is seeking to void a recent decision by a league committee that would force the network to pay substantially higher TV rights fees to the Washington Nationals. The documents also disclose that MASN filed an arbitration claim last month against Major League Baseball seeking $800 million to compensate for damages the network says it would sustain if the panel's decision is allowed to stand.
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By Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
The timing of Bud Selig's pre-retirement news conference at Camden Yards Tuesday was delicious. It was 20 years to the day after major league players walked out and initiated the most disastrous labor showdown in baseball history. The great work stoppage of 1994-95 turned the fans against both the players and owners, and the owner with the biggest target on his back was the acting commissioner, who would eventually become the permanent commissioner and run Major League Baseball for a total of 22 years.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig contends that the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network television rights dispute between the Orioles and the Washington Nationals can be resolved before he leaves office in January and that both Baltimore and Washington, D.C., are viable candidates to host an All-Star Game in the near future. Perhaps more important for Orioles fans, Selig said the two issues are not connected - that there is no consideration in holding the All-Star Game hostage from either franchise if the MASN legal entanglement continues.
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Peter Schmuck | August 12, 2014
To put it mildly, Baltimore is an interesting choice for the potentially historic owners meeting this week that is expected to determine who will be baseball's next commissioner. Representatives of the 30 clubs will come together Wednesday at the Hyatt Regency for two days of meetings and politicking that could shape Major League Baseball for the next generation. That's great. We love it when important things happen in Baltimore, but we'd probably love it a lot more if the election of baseball's new fearless leader came along with an announcement that the 2016 All-Star Game will be at Camden Yards or some kind of resolution to the long-simmering television rights dispute between the Orioles and the Washington Nationals.
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By Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2014
Major league owners will convene in Baltimore next week for their quarterly meeting, and they are expected to elect a new commissioner to replace Bud Selig, who will retire in January after presiding over the sport in both an interim and permanent capacity for more than 22 years. The two-day meeting will take place Wednesday and Thursday at the downtown Hyatt Regency and, according to a Major League Baseball source, is not expected to venture far afield from the choice of the new commissioner, who will be selected from a field of finalists that include MLB chief operating officer Rob Manfred, MLB executive vice president of business Tim Brosnan and Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Werner.
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By Peter Schmuck, The Baltimore Sun | July 29, 2014
The long-simmering television rights dispute between the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network and the Washington Nationals appears close to reaching a boil. The Nationals have contended since 2012 that they are entitled to a much higher annual rights fee for their television broadcasts than they are currently receiving from MASN, the network that is largely owned by the Orioles. And the stalemate reportedly has prompted baseball commissioner Bud Selig to exert pressure on both sides to reach an equitable settlement.
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By Joe Christensen and Joe Christensen,SUN STAFF | August 18, 2004
Major League Baseball's owners will convene in Philadelphia today for two days of meetings that will culminate with a coronation of sorts. And Orioles fans can relax. This won't involve an announcement about the Montreal Expos moving to Washington, Northern Virginia or anywhere else, for that matter. The Expos will be discussed, but their new home won't be decided. The coronation is for none other than Allan H. "Bud" Selig. Last year, in a meeting with the Associated Press Sports Editors, Selig said he planned to step aside when his current term expires on Dec. 31, 2006.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2014
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig told a group of reporters Tuesday in Minneapolis that he believes there will be a resolution in the ongoing dispute between the Orioles and the Washington Nationals over Mid-Atlantic Sports Network television rights by the time he leaves office. Over the past few years, the same question has been posed to Selig, but in his annual All-Star Game media session with members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday afternoon, he gave his first indication that a solution could be on the horizon.
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