March 20, 2002

Bud Selig's Wacky Math:
Baseball business critic Doug Pappas explains how Bud Selig might be screwing over more than the players, the fans, Congress and the media. Bud might be stepping on the very toes of the people who gave him the raise and contract extension: the owners.

posted by grum@work to baseball at 01:28 PM - 2 comments

Excellent article- but that's not a surprise, really, given the source. Baseball Prospectus has some of the most insightful baseball analysis around, and Doug Pappas in particular has been writing a multi-part, must-read analysis of the "numbers" in the business of baseball.

posted by hincandenza at 05:08 PM on March 20, 2002

This is madness. He is doing everything he can to insure we don't get a World Series this year. The 60/40 rule if it were ever going to be enforced without a lawsuit (it won't) effectively prevents any more clubs from privately financing a stadium of their own. Would you support spending taxpayer $$$ on a new baseball stadium given the current condition of baseball? I sure wouldn't. He wants a salary cap, which won't solve anything but escalating salaries, which damn well should escalate as long as revenues continue to. He wants a labor stoppage, he wants contraction, he wants clubs penalied for too much "debt." He wants to destroy baseball, I can't think of a possible motive except some kind of massive government bailout. He disgusts me.

posted by pastepotpete at 10:33 AM on March 24, 2002

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