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Bud the Slug gets $14 mil, three-year extension

According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig is going to be sticking around for a while.

Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig received a three-year extension through 2012 at the owner’s meetings in Scottsdale, Ariz., today. Selig, 73, appeared before Congress this week to testify about the Mitchell Report, which he authorized to examine the history of steroids in baseball.

Details of the contract have not been announced. In 2007, Selig was reported to have earned $14 million.

This isn’t too surprising. The only thing baseball owners care about is making money and clearly, they’ve made money while Selig has been in office. It’s not fair to trash everything Selig has done, however. As the article points out, he did introduce revenue sharing, a wild card playoff round, and the sport is popular again after the ’94 strike ruined the game for a lot of folks. Too bad it took his players using roids to bring fans back to the ballparks, though.

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