Major League Baseball owners or their designated emissaries are gathered today in Baltimore to elect a successor to retiring Commissioner Bud Selig. Apparently, there is enough back room dealing and cloak and dagger stuff going on to pique Tywin Lannister’s interest. However, that stuff will be better covered by folks who have sources and stuff. Me? I’m going to explain the five main changes that, given the job, I would pursue.
First off, good riddance, Bud. I’m sure that the owners will install another Commissioner who is every bit the empty suit that Selig has been, but that’s not enough to dampen the relief I feel seeing him go. In fact, the first three things I’d do as Commissioner are direct repudiations of Selig’s legacy. The last two are a bit more radical, and, I think, a bit more fun.