LADY AT THE BAT: Bud Must Go

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Bud Must Go

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig still hasn't revealed if he'll be in the ballpark or not when Barry Bonds breaks the all-time home run record this season. Anyone who was born yesterday knows he doesn't want to go. But will he?

Everyone seems to have an opinion one way or the other. It's become such a hot topic that you can even bet on it. According to BetUS Sportsbook, the odds are +500 that he will go and -1000 that he will not go. I'm not about to use my hard-earned money to place any bets and I have no idea where Selig will be when Bonds breaks the record. I do know where he should be, however. He should be at the ballpark when Barry Bonds hits his 756 home run.

Selig not being in the ballpark would be like passing the buck. It would be like not accepting part of the blame for the steroids mess, and MLB should accept part of the blame. They were the ones who turned a deaf ear and covered their eyes back in 1998 when McGwire and Sosa were chasing baseball history. Now Selig is acting like MLB is totally innocent. He's acting as if there was a steroid policy in place long before this year, even long before '98. It's just wrong. It's time for Bud to step up to the plate and accept some responsibility. He needs to be at the ballpark.

The Lady

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