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Love him or hate him, it’s hard to deny the impact Selig has made on the game. He certainly fits the “fame” definition of Hall of Fame, so there’s that. Selig was commissioner during turbulent times such as the 1994 strike, the Montreal Expos’ relocation, and the infamous tied All-Star Game in 2002, which led to the winning team being granted home-field advantage in the World Series (thankfully that rule was undone this year).
Of course, Selig’s biggest legacy will be his role in baseball’s steroid era, the fallout of which is still being felt today. His handling of the scandal, and what could’ve been done differently, will be debated for many years to come and there don’t seem to be any easy answers. Nevertheless, there were some positives of Selig’s tenure, the most notable being over 20 years of labor peace and exploding league revenues.
White Sox: And the White Sox make it three teams we’re not mad at.
Astros: You just knew the Captain of the Fun Police, Brian McCann, wouldn’t have a nickname. Maybe he’s been a bad influence on George Springer and Cheap Authentic Jerseys Dallas Keuchel.
Mariners: Ben Gamel definitely should have Cheap Baseball Jerseys had a nickname, because I assumed he was Mat Gamel. Mike Zunino, you’ve got a Z in your name, like, Z Man is right there if you’re lazy as heck. Just pretend!