The Legacy of Bud Selig

by James Finn Garner

Tons of money for the owners.
Ignorance of player-dopers.

More exploitative contract bids
For dirt-poor Caribbean kids.

A baseball classic for the world
Where U.S. players rarely hurled.

With anti-trust still holding fast,
Small-market teams still finish last.

Now, Milwaukee celebrates this schwanz
With a Selig statue cast in bronze.

Posted 8/30/10


Published in Management, Milwaukee Brewers, Scandals, The Game Itself | Link to this poem | 4 Comments

The Legacy of Bud Selig: 4 Comments

  1. Todd Herges wrote,

    A bronze schwanz indeed. Most pathetic moment in sport? Most glaring lapse in leadership and inspiration ever demonstrated to a national television audience? The 2001 All-Star Game.

  2. Stephen Jones wrote,

    Amen. What hypocrisy.

    Owners making teams, to make money – not to contend.

    Blame The Yankees – for wanting to win – but they ALWAYS pay their share, honestly.

    Thank you, Budd Selig, for reverting to a car-dealership mentality. As worn as a bad handshake.

  3. Joe Passanante wrote,

    Please change the poem to read “statue” not “statute”.

  4. James Finn Garner wrote,

    Done. Thanks for catching it.

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