Lets talk about Allen R. "Bud" Selig. For those of you who have been living on another planet, he is the commissioner of Major League Baseball. He is the man who famously threw up his hands and had no idea what to do when the all star game, in his home city of Milwaukee, was tied and the teams were soon running out of pitchers. Bud has buried his head in the sane about performance enhancing drugs for so long, that he was finally forced to take action. More stringent rules were set in place. Players started to get busted, but it wasn't enough. So the Mitchell investigation was born.
As you all know by now, the year long investigative report was finished and handed out to the public yesterday. Names were named (ha ha Roger Clemens) but many were missing (how do you have an investigation and not have Sammy Sosa or Mark McGwire in it?). The details were mostly based on testimony by two former MLB clubhouse employees looking to reduce their potential prison sentences (other than what was already uncovered in the BALCO investigation). It makes for some interesting reading.
Just ask Selig. Oh yeah, he hasn't read it yet.
What? That's right. The Commissioner of Baseball held a press conference to talk about the over 400 page findings of the Mitchell report, yet the man in charge of baseball didn't read it. How can you hold a presser, take questions from the press, and literally have no clue what you are going to talk about other than being briefed by your people? Is that a joke? He sounded like a complete fool. Selig claimed he will act on each one if Mitchell's 20 recommendations. Ask him what those 20 are, I bet he couldn't name them.
He also said he will "act swiftly on a case by case basis" when it comes to punishment of the players named in the report. How can one act swiftly when they haven't read all the facts? The guy is a complete buffoon and made a fool of himself yesterday. He should be asked to resign now.
There is only one person worst than Selig, union chief Donald Fehr. Is there a bigger pompous windbag in America? If there is, his name is Spencer Pratt and he lives in Los Angeles. Other than him, I can't see it. During his press conference on behalf of the players union, Fehr did his usual talking down to everyone routine, acting as if he is smarter and better than everyone in the room. I cannot stand him.
Don't even get me started about the hypocrisy of George Mitchell being in charge of this investigation, yet holding a seat on the board of the directors of the Boston Red Sox. Here's one for you, how many current Red Sox were implicated in this report? That would be ZERO.
Bud and his cronies: Well done!