Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Bud Selig: Major League Buffoon

After heavy snow showers continued to cancel Cleveland's home games, Major League Baseball decided to move the Indians' series against the L.A. Angels of Anaheim to Milwaukee, which has a retractable roof. The smart thing would have been to switch the series location, and have Cleveland play in Anaheim now, and have the Angels play in Cleveland later. Actually, the really smart thing would be not to schedule early April baseball games in cold weather cities that don't have dome or retractable roof stadiums. Maybe his apparent OCD has something to do with it. Or maybe he's just a filthy toad.

MLB has been pissing me off lately, and it has nothing to do with the Extra Innings debacle (although every time a game, postgame, or baseball-related show is blacked out, I am annoyed). It has to do with the fact that while sports leagues like the NHL and the NBA are trying to encourage people to see highlights of games and get interested in the sport, MLB spends all of its time on YouTube complaining ("This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by MLB Advanced Media"). Well, they can't stop the creative people:



(as an aside, many kudos to the NHL for providing all of its radio broadcasts for free)

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