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"SI's" Verducci: Bud Selig is so flippin' awesome!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Paywall-protected piece, but Sports Illustrated lead baseball writer Tom Verducci this week writes a gushing paen to MLB's current postseason, with a little "wassup!" tossed in for his boss at MLB Network, Bud Selig:


    "[T]ime-and the successful mission of commissioner Bud Selig for a more democratic game-has turned Beane, like Copernicus, from heretic to visionary."

    SI must have again accidentally edited out the disclosure that Verducci gets his beer money from Major League Baseball.
  2. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    David Price does not think that Verducci is awesome:

    David Price ‏@DAVIDprice14 6 Oct

    Dirk Hayhurst...COULDNT hack it...Tom Verducci wasn't even a water boy in high school...but yet they can still bash a player...SAVE IT NERDS
  3. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Didn't Verducci play baseball in college?
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Wait til Verducci finds out Bud used steroids.
  5. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Ok. Then he couldn't hack it. Nerd.
  6. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I don't know what's the source of Price's anger, but Hayhurst really drains energy out of that studio show. He's pretty terrible.
  7. NDJournalist

    NDJournalist Active Member

    Pedro Martinez is surprisingly insightful.
  8. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Disagree 100%. I think he's one of the best parts of the show ... and they're all damn good. It's become must-watch TV for me every day, and Hayhurst is a big reason why.
  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Hayhurst is Olbermann's pet, just as Rachel Maddow was.
  10. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Figures, buck, you NERD!!!!
  11. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Say what you want about Selig, the second wild-card was a great addition. Not so much for the extra team making the post-season, but to give the division winners a bigger edge in the divisional series by forcing the WCs to burn their aces in the wildcard game, and adding some late-season drama for teams not being satisfied with being one of the WCs.
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