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By Knight-Ridder News Service | August 19, 1995
HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Acting commissioner Bud Selig has rejected free agent Dwight Gooden's request to shorten his one-year suspension from baseball for violating his drug after-care program, the former Cy Young Award winner said yesterday in the Record."
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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 NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | May 26, 2000
Yes, he does have the votes for his realignment plan, commissioner Bud Selig said Wednesday. After Selig postponed an owners meeting scheduled for June, a baseball lawyer said the he did not have enough votes to adopt the plan that would move Arizona to the American League and Tampa Bay to the National League, among other elements. "I do have the votes," Selig said by telephone from his Milwaukee office. He postponed the meeting to early July, he said, to explore other possible alignments and schedules before making a final decision.
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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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September 7, 1994
News of the dayYesterday marked the midpoint between the start of the strike Aug. 12 and the scheduled end of the regular season Oct. 2. No formal talks arescheduled, but acting commissioner Bud Selig of the Brewers said his deadline of Friday for canceling the rest of the season could be flexible if a deal was close to being struck.Games lostFourteen games were canceled yesterday. The total number missed is 338. Only 331 games remain.Minor-league playoffs* Bowie at Harrisburg, 7:05 p.m.
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April 21, 1995
He's baseball's most celebrated answer man. He's Mr. Baseball. And starting May 4, he's back for another season in The Sun.Have any question -- serious or otherwise -- about the Orioles, Camden Yards or another baseball subject? Call or write Mr. Baseball. His address is: Mr. Baseball, The Baltimore Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21278. Or call him via Sundial at (410) 783-1800 and punch in the four-digit code 6116. Or send a fax to (410) 783-2518.Because of the volume of questions, Mr. Baseball cannot respond to each request.
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By ROCH KUBATKO | July 12, 2007
ESPN.com's Keith Law wasn't impressed by Orioles pitching prospect Pedro Beato at the Futures Game. During a phone interview on The Anita Marks Show yesterday, Law said Beato's fastball was clocked at 87 mph, and the right-hander appeared to be throwing with maximum effort. Not the power arm that Law anticipated. Because one of you asked: Major League Baseball is expected to return to alternating host cities for the All-Star Game between the two leagues. Commissioner Bud Selig doubled up on the National League to squeeze in more new ballparks.
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By THE NEW YORK TIMES | December 31, 2003
A new autobiography of Pete Rose is scheduled to hit bookstores next week amid widespread expectations that Rose will use the book to admit publicly for the first time that he bet on baseball while managing the Cincinnati Reds. The book, My Prison Without Bars, has a huge first printing, 500,000 copies, and is being handled in top-secret fashion by Rodale Press, which has embargoed it until Jan. 8, when Rose will conduct a series of interviews about its contents. Rose was barred from baseball in August 1989 for illegally betting on sports events, although not specifically on baseball.
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By Peter Schmuck | October 27, 2004
ST. LOUIS -Commissioner Bud Selig and Major League Baseball chief operating officer Robert DuPuy both insisted yesterday that there is no stalemate in compensation negotiations with Orioles owner Peter Angelos over the relocation of the Montreal Expos to Washington. "There are just a lot of details to be worked out," Selig said, "but we'll work out all that stuff. We can only be in one place at one time." DuPuy said he exchanged phone calls with Orioles vice chairman Joe Foss yesterday, but DuPuy also said that the delay in completing a deal to indemnify the Orioles for potential losses related to the arrival of a second team in the region.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | May 18, 2002
LOS ANGELES -- As the baseball players union considers possible strike dates in response to the absence of progress in the labor negotiations and the possibility that owners could unilaterally implement new work rules after the World Series, commissioner Bud Selig said Thursday that six to eight clubs could go out of business if the current economic system is not changed. "I would say six to eight can't exist another year, another year and a half. We're talking about the immediate future," Selig said during a luncheon meeting with editors and reporters of the Times.
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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 Bill Shaikin, Tribune Newspapers | September 28, 2011
The Yankees and Phillies are in the playoffs, again. The Royals and Pirates are not, again. Same teams, same big money, same October story? Not so fast. The Diamondbacks just went from last to first. The Tigers won a division championship for the first time in 24 years, the Brewers for the first time in 29 years. This is a big deal to the fans of those teams, perhaps a bigger deal to a commissioner who has worked toward weakening the correlation between player payroll and postseason participation.
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By DAN CONNOLLY and DAN CONNOLLY,SUN REPORTER | July 16, 2008
NEW YORK - Last night's All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium in New York ended too late to be included in this edition. A full report on the game can be found at baltimoresun.com. At his annual appearance before the Baseball Writers Association of America, commissioner Bud Selig said yesterday that the sport continues to prosper, partially because the attention is on the field of play these days and not peripheral issues that have haunted the game. Still, Selig acknowledged that some off-field matters still concern him, including federal investigations into bonus-skimming in the Dominican Republic and a gambling ring that reportedly enveloped former Orioles national crosschecker Alan Marr, who was fired in June.
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By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,Sun Reporter | October 28, 2007
DENVER -- No matter which or how many players are implicated in the pending steroid report by former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell, baseball commissioner Bud Selig is not worried that his sport's popularity will be affected. "No. Not at all," Selig told a group of reporters last night before Game 3 of the World Series. "If you ask me today, am I concerned about the winter? None, zero. I have nothing to be concerned about." Selig said he still does not have an exact timetable for the report's release.
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By ROCH KUBATKO | July 12, 2007
ESPN.com's Keith Law wasn't impressed by Orioles pitching prospect Pedro Beato at the Futures Game. During a phone interview on The Anita Marks Show yesterday, Law said Beato's fastball was clocked at 87 mph, and the right-hander appeared to be throwing with maximum effort. Not the power arm that Law anticipated. Because one of you asked: Major League Baseball is expected to return to alternating host cities for the All-Star Game between the two leagues. Commissioner Bud Selig doubled up on the National League to squeeze in more new ballparks.
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By Dan Connolly and Jeff Zrebiec and Dan Connolly and Jeff Zrebiec,Sun Reporters | July 11, 2007
SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds is only five home runs away from setting the all-time mark of 756, but baseball commissioner Bud Selig still hasn't decided whether he'll be in attendance for the historic clout. "I have made no decision yet," Selig said yesterday while speaking at the annual All-Star luncheon with members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. "None, zero on the Barry Bonds situation." Earlier in the day, SI.com reported that Selig would be on hand for the home run, "barring something unforeseen and drastic."
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | October 27, 1996
NEW YORK -- Major League Baseball Players Association director Donald Fehr and management negotiator Randy Levine announced last night that a deal has been struck to end baseball's protracted labor dispute, but interim baseball commissioner Bud Selig so far has refused to acknowledge or endorse it.Fehr and Levine hammered out the final compromises on Thursday, but the owners must ratify it by a 75 percent vote. That likely will happen in the next few days, but Selig isn't willing to say the four-year labor dispute is over until it's over.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Writer | October 6, 1994
Orioles owner Peter Angelos headed for Los Angeles yesterday, apparently to continue his quest for an NFL franchise, but he stopped in Milwaukee to pitch his alternative revenue-sharing plan to acting baseball commissioner Bud Selig.Angelos, club counsel George Stamos and attorney/agent Ron Shapiro met with Selig, presumably in an attempt to bring Angelos back into the management mainstream and give him a chance to sell his joint revenue-sharing proposal to his fellow owners.If he succeeds, the proposal might provide the basis for the resumption of collective bargaining talks and a possible compromise in baseball's marathon labor dispute.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | May 12, 2007
The time for Barry Bonds to break Hank Aaron's career home run record is fast approaching, which means it's also time for baseball commissioner Bud Selig to make a call: Should he be present when Bonds passes Aaron and takes possession of one of baseball's most hallowed records, or should he suddenly have, ahem, "something else to do" and skip the moment because Bonds is so closely linked to the steroid scandal staining the game? The longer Selig avoids making his plans known, the hotter the debate will get as Bonds approaches 755. (He has 745 after going 0-for-3 last night.
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By PETER SCHMUCK | October 23, 2006
I can't believe that Major League Baseball has been sneaking around behind our backs the past few weeks, negotiating a new labor agreement without any fanfare or frightening headlines. What fun is that? The owners and the players union finally have figured out that labor peace actually has a dollar value all its own, so both sides were motivated to bargain quietly while baseball fans were distracted by an intriguing postseason. If they can get the thing on paper in time, commissioner Bud Selig can announce the agreement this week at the World Series.
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