John Amato, Ronster, or anaconda might want to expand on this, but Bud Selig is signed until 2012.
Selig, 73, just finished his 15th full season as Commissioner. As a business, the sport has never done better, setting records last season in gross revenue ($6.1 billion) and total attendance (79.5 million). Projections right now are for attendance to easily soar over the 80 million ticket mark and revenue to surpass $6.5 billion in 2008.
I can almost understand the move if this extension is a big F-you to the Congressional investigation. But it's also a big F-you to the majority of MLB's fans.
This man's job is to work in the best interest of baseball.
A strike, a steroid scandal and a sham investigation, and a revenue sharing program that allows the owners to pocket obscene amounts of money without improving their teams? Not to mention draft-slot guidelines that stink of collusion, no international draft, and a screwy (Selig-designed) Japanese posting system. I wish it was this hard for me to get fired from my job.