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Saturday, August 16, 2014

About Baseball

For John, BLUFBaseball needs to speed up a little bit.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

From The Pilot, a local Boston paper, is a rather acerbic article on selection of the new Baseball Commission, to replace Mr Bud Selig.

The Commissioner has been the Commissioner ever since Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis took the position and made himself the sole arbiter of baseball.  Judge Landis cleaned up the Black Sox gambling issue and the general problem of gambling in the game, but he failed to integrate baseball, which fell to his successor, Commissioner Happy Chandler.

For me the key question is if the new Commissioner will be able to speed up baseball a bit, since the length of the games is one of the common complaints against the national pastime.

The author of the piece is Mr Clark Booth, who has been doing this column for quite some time.

Regards  —  Cliff

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