Change Of Plans: Bud Selig Will Be MLB Commissioner For Two More Years, At Least

Back in spring training, Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig was at Camelback Ranch, visiting the facility of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox. Selig visited the press box for a brief chat with reporters, talking on a wide variety of subjects, though taking great pains to avoid any Frank McCourt related questions. On March 20, I wrote this about Selig talking about his own job:

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Selig has said he plans to retire after 2012, when his current term expires. But he also said that he would retire after 2009 as well, and Selig’s still here, so it’s understandable that not everyone believes Selig will be gone so soon. "[The owners] don’t believe I will be gone, but I really do believe it," Selig said.

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Emphasis added.

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On January 12, 2012, nearly 10 full months later, Bud Selig's two-year contract extension was unanimously approved by MLB owners. Selig will be around until 2014, at least. Of course, if you had a job that paid you in excess of $22 million per year, as Buster Olney of ESPN reported, would you ever want to leave?

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