Bud Selig’s behavior over the past couple of weeks has brought new dimension to the term hypocrisy. Over on Deadspin, Will Leitch hits the nail right on the head:
Let’s deal with the last, oh, two weeks.
• Refused to say whether he would be there for Bonds’ record homer, acting as if he was making grand statement by not making a statement.
• Finally relented and started showing up at games, dragging his feet and saying, “I don’t think anybody can say I haven’t made a Herculean effort” in, you know, watching baseball games.
• Leaves the trail right before Bonds hits the homer.
• Meets with that increasingly ridiculous Mitchell steroid probe committee.
• When Bonds hits the record, sends out another of his namby-pamby, bitch-ass “we congratulate Bonds … but don’t forget that he’s a cheater!” passive-aggressive press releases.
Selig is the only guy we know who thinks, by taking no stance and pussy-footing around, people will see him as some sort of great leader. He’s not. He’s just a spineless car salesman who, for some reason, just won’t go away. God, has he really been commissioner for 15 years now?