Not one of these achievements is the result of Selig doing something that was going to happen with or without him. Selig’s mistakes will haunt the game for decades to come, and they may overwhelm the good he’s done for the game. But in a line of commissioners that encompasses the inept, the corrupt, the self-promoting, the well-meaning yet weak, and the deluded, Selig is something near a titan. He deserves the jeering he’ll receive all summer long as baseball begins to recover from its scandal-plagued years, but the very fact that the parks will be packed with jeering fans is itself a testament to just how much this eminently loatheable man has done right.
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