In the World According to Dave James, Bud Selig is the epitome of evil.
In the real world, there is a CBA, and a drug testing regime negotiated and agreed to by the parties. It includes a process for ajudicating disputes.
There is nothing Bud Selig can do. Its not up to him to 'stand for' anything.
And news flash for Dave:
There is no "good of the game" clause giving a commissioner power to dictate results.
But Selig does have the influence to manipulate the outcome.
Wow, so Bud manipulated the arbitrator into a decision that embarrasses MLB and Bud Selig.
by george I think you've solved the case!
Naturally, you didn't get my point.
The "outcome" I speak of is the dismissal of the charges against Braun thus avoiding yet another and bigger embarrassment of acknowledging the post-Bonds MLB drug policy is a sham.
Secondly, the MLB cannot afford to take yet another public hit via steroids.
Quincy or one of the other knowledgeable participants will back me up. When Fay Vincent was replaced, the "best interests of the game" clause was removed from the powers of the office of Commissioner.
I'd like to see proof of that, Dan.
Edited by GoodSpeak, 05 March 2012 - 02:50 PM.