Ask someone to propose a bad idea in four words and one suggestion might be "Bud Selig Farewell Tour."
But apparently, that's exactly what MLB's outgoing commissioner has in mind for his final year on the job. As ESPN's Jayson Stark writes, some are skeptical that Selig will actually follow through on his retirement plans because he's changed his mind before. Twice, actually. Selig originally intended to retire after the 2009 season. Then he wanted to call it a career at the end of 2012. But this time, the commish — who will turn 80 this year — means it.
Selig told Stark that he's more comfortable with the idea of retirement now, even more so than when he first announced his intentions in October. That feeling of peace and contentment may be compelling Selig to let down his guard a bit, tossing out proposals he likely wouldn't have considered while he was entrenched as commissioner and preoccupied with whatever issues needed to be addressed. Or maybe Selig is just feeling really good now that he's nailed his public enemy No. 1, Alex Rodriguez, and wants to take a bit of a victory lap.