St. Paul Saints Theme Night: Bud Selig Retirement Party
Bud Selig, the commissioner of Major League Baseball, looks like an old, miserable bloodhound, and he isn't going anywhere soon. Despite the raised hopes of thousands of baseball worshipers after Selig publicly mentioned he was considering retiring at the end of this season, he was offered a contract extension by team owners that will keep him in the game's top office until 2012. Under Selig's bespectacled watch, MLB grew substantially in popularity and revenue, the single-season homerun record captured the nation's attention multiple times, and the league set impressive attendance records. But Selig also controlled MLB during the sickening 1994 player strike, the steroid scandal that permanently sullied the names of several of the game's top players, and then there was the infamous 2002 All-Star Game in Milwaukee that ended in a tie. While owners continue to be impressed by how Selig runs the business side of the sport, it seems the fans are solely focused on his missteps. The Saints are offering some therapy for disappointed fans who had been dreaming of baseball without Selig. Their mock retirement for the perpetually dour-faced 75-year-old Selig offers crestfallen fans the chance to imagine baseball without Selig and catch a game between the Saints and the division-leading Sioux City Explorers.
Tue., July 15, 7:05 p.m.; Wed., July 16, 1:05 p.m.; Thu., July 17, 7:05 p.m., 2008
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