March 15, 2007

Ex-baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn Dies : Bowie Kuhn, whose 15 tumultuous years as baseball commissioner coincided with free agency and multimillion-dollar salaries, died Thursday. He was 80. Kuhn died at St. Luke's Hospital following a short illness, his spokesman Bob Wirz said.

posted by irunfromclones to baseball at 05:08 PM - 6 comments

Pete Rose is crushed. He was betting on Kuhn to reach 81.

posted by irunfromclones at 05:25 PM on March 15, 2007

No fair posting a link and then taking the best line.

posted by THX-1138 at 05:43 PM on March 15, 2007

I agree w/Charlie Finley!"The Village Idiot!!!"Pete Rose is one of my all time favorite players & love your comment irunfromclones.Too funny!LOL

posted by squirrelone at 12:22 PM on March 17, 2007

RIP Bowie. Ueberroth, a politician, succeeded him, and Bat Giammatti succeeded him to oust Charlie Hustle. After that, Fay came, certainly a poor choice, who was easily deposed of by Selig, and probably one of the most controversial heads of a pro league all time took the helm. Selig is undoubtedly the most controversial head dog to head the MLB ever til now, and possibly forever, if the Bonds thing does not goi away, and it certainly seems like it is going nowhere. If Bonds were to hit 756 in 2008, Selig would gamble like Charlie, because the one thing he wanted and thought would never happen, a one year delay of his nightmare, had happend.

posted by LA_Dude at 12:04 AM on March 18, 2007

NHL fans see Bettman as the village idiot. As for me, it was a guy in high school who banged his head into a brick wall over an ex girlfriend.

posted by LA_Dude at 12:05 AM on March 18, 2007

BTW, he died in Ponte Vedra BEach in Jaxville. That is where Sawgrass, my fav course, is.

posted by LA_Dude at 09:36 PM on March 18, 2007

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