Bud Selig: “Very well, if that is the way the winds are blowing, let no one say I don’t also blow:“
Last year’s World Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays was interrupted by torrential rain and cold weather in Philadelphia.
Would Selig consider shifting the World Series to a neutral warm-weather city or domed stadium as the NFL does with the Super Bowl?
“Not as long as I’m commissioner,” he said. “Look, can you imagine the Cubs or the White Sox getting in a World Series and telling the people of Chicago that they have to go to San Diego? It’s not possible.
“Part of the charm of fighting to get into the World Series is having the lasting memories from playing in front of your fans in your own ballpark.”
OK, cheap shot at Selig inasmuch as I don’t think he is anywhere on record responding favorably to those idiotic neutral site ideas from last fall. But you have to admit, if the groundswell were greater than just Buster Olney and some other neutral site deadenders, he’d be all over it.