Bud Selig: “Very well, if that is the way the winds are blowing, let no one say I don’t also blow!”
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig wants to keep players on drug suspensions from going to the minor leagues before they return.
Manny Ramirez drew sellout crowds last month in the minors when he played two games at Triple-A Albuquerque and three at Class-A Inland Empire on his rehabilitation assignment before his return to the Dodgers on July 3. The Dodgers’ slugger was suspended 50 games for violating baseball’s drug policy.
“I think that’s something we really need to change in the next labor negotiation,” Selig said Tuesday.
Amazing that Bud didn’t consider this a problem when the CBA was negotiated. Hey Bud: if you’re going to let the Bill Plaschkes and Tracy Ringolsbys of the world dictate your opinions about such things, why don’t you send them to the bargaining table next time? In other news:
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig denies that teams conspired against free agents after the 2008 season . . . “That’s fine. They’re entitled to their opinion,” Selig said Wednesday at a meeting of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. “This is one sport where I can’t even fathom that anybody could think that.”