“BECAUSE SELIG SUCKS” Fans can cast unlimited votes on All-Star ballot


"“Welcome! You’re logged in and earned 10 extra ballots. Vote 35 times.”"

Is this on the top of an election ballot in a Banana Republic country?

Nope; it’s from Bud Selig’s MLB All-Star ballot; yet another example of the Commissioner’s pretzel logic, which also included:

April 4, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; MLB commissioner Bud Selig in attendance before the opening day game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Miami Marlins at Marlins Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Using the “Now it counts!” slogan to insult the All-Star game tradition and making the winning team in the All-Star game the deciding factor in which league gets the home field in the World Series.  Thus, Selig makes a game that has never been meant to “count,” determine which league gets the advantage in the games that count the most.

Ruling the 2002 All-Star game a tie.  There’s no crying, no makeup, no jewelry, and no ties in baseball, Bud.

Dithering on dealing with the Pete Rose issues by flip-flopping; once as quickly as 24 hours later.

“Playing baseball for a living is like having a license to steal.” —Pete Rose

Lengthening the season to increase ratings and profits, when he should have shortened the regular season by at least 50-60 games, before fans turn their interest to the NFL games.

Refusing to correct the wrong call that deprived Armando Galarraga a perfect game; even though umpire Jim Joyce admitted that he made a wrong decision and apologized to the Tiger pitcher.  And, Selig said that Jim Joyce had a good angle for the action but he made the wrong call.

Forbidding the New York  Mets players from wearing NYPD or FDNY caps during the September 11th Ten Year Anniversary Game; Selig sent  his people down to the dugout in the 4th inning to remove all banned hat wear. Perhaps his decision was based on enforcing a previous contract with New Era. The Ten Year Anniversary Caps the Mets were forced to wear by Selig were sold  for $36.99 at MLB.com. And, [wait for it] Selig “called the Mets on Sunday night irate that the Mets had gone public that his office had prevented players from wearing the caps of 9/11 first responders for the game at Citi Field.”

His insensitive action stands in stark contrast to the moving video “Baseball Resumes” [narrated by Vin Scully] produced by MLB.


Avoiding dealing with rampant use of steroids on his blind watch, until the grand-standers and media whores in the U.S. Congress threatened to get involved.

“DA [Jack] McCoy:  When you became Commissioner in 1998, were you aware that—ten years earlier– Nov. 18, 1988 — when you were a team owner, the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988 created criminal penalties for those who “distribute or possess anabolic steroids with the intent to distribute for any use in humans other than the treatment of disease based on the order of a physician.”?


Destroying [or hiding] the video of the Pirates’ Doc Ellis June 12, 1970 no-hitter, because Ellis claimed that he accomplished the feat under the influence of LSD.  One story says that he was not scheduled to pitch, so Doc dropped two tabs of LSD; then, he got the call to pitch that day and he had to pitch under the influence of the hallucinogenic.

Since Bud is trying to edit this no-hitter out of baseball history, we are providing proof at the end of this post; you will hear Doc tell the story himself.

A cursory scan of the internet posts about the All-Star game shows the usual hack drivel about whether veteran players should elected over the stars du jour, or which deserving players were left off the team, but–

"Where is the story about Bud allowing fans to cast as many votes as they can?"

[Ed. Note: During that internet search we did find where you can buy a “BECAUSE SELIG SUCKS” t-shirt:


Q: Want to make a million dollars? Then, just  write an app that allows a fan to vote repeatedly for players in the 2013 All-Star game.

"Q:  When will the fans be able to vote as often as they can to elect the next Commissioner of Major League baseball?"


“The Doc Ellis no hitter – Any footage of this game was either destroyed or under lock and key by Bud Selig. There’s no way he’ll let it see the light of day and this is just another reason why I hate Bud Selig”

Here, Doc tells the story himself:


[More Doc here:  http://deadspin.com/5910742/how-i-threw-my-hair+perm-superfly-spitball-by-dock-ellis-an-animated-short]