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Shame on Bud Selig yet again

Postby hwiggen » Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:03 am

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How does Bud Selig sleep at night?
I'm not an Astros fan and I'm not a Cubs fan but how does MLB decide to play an Astros home game in Milwaulkee for Christ's sake?! It's what, 90 miles from Chicago? What an embarrassment.
The Cubs have the division wrapped up but this game meant a ton to Houston who has fought their way into the wild card race only to find themselves playing a home game in front of a crowd that had to be 99.9% in favor of the Cubs. Even if you're a Brewers fan at that game you want Houston to lose and not gain ground on your team for the wildcard.
I've said it over and over but I'll say it again, Bud Selig is not a commissioner, he's an owner. Is it just coincidence that the game was played in HIS team's ballpark? It could have been played in St. Louis where at least SOME fans would have been rooting for the Astros.
I know the younger generation likes some of the gimmicks Selig has employed but to me he just continues to damage major league baseball. At least I've still got fantasy.
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Re: Shame on Bud Selig yet again

Postby TheGinner » Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:05 am

I have a feeling there was a little $$$$ to sweeten the deal
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Re: Shame on Bud Selig yet again

Postby kugino » Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:39 am

i was thinking the same thing...that this supposed "home" game for the 'stros was a bit unfair...or very unfair. i'd like to know the discussions that led to these "home" games in milwaukee...
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Re: Shame on Bud Selig yet again

Postby Snakes Gould » Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:46 am

from my understanding, the astros refused to play any game outside of houston, thus causing the 2 day cancellation, so then i assume they agrred to play in milwaukee. other spots mentioned were atlanta and washington.
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Re: Shame on Bud Selig yet again

Postby Pogotheostrich » Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:03 am

It was my understanding that Milwaukee was chosen because it had a dome. St. Louis would have been a horrible choice because the remains for the hurricane dropped tons of rain on the area.
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Re: Shame on Bud Selig yet again

Postby Neato Torpedo » Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:56 am

Miller Park was open and unharmed from the rain. I dunno about other stadiums but they might not have had enough time to set up a playable field. Plus, Milwaukee doesn't have a football team to divert attention from an impromptu Sunday game.
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Re: Shame on Bud Selig yet again

Postby AquaMan2342 » Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:12 pm

I might be wrong here, but given the overall popularity of the Cubs, it would have been hard to find a neutral site where there were less Cubs fans than Astros.
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Re: Shame on Bud Selig yet again

Postby bigh0rt » Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:23 pm

Richard Justice wasn't thrilled with the site, either...
Neutral field? Are you kidding me? There’s ridiculous and more ridiculous and whatever this was supposed to be.

Commissioner Bud Selig should be embarrassed to have thrown a team in the thick of playoff contention into this situation. If the Astros miss the playoffs by a game, remember this one.

Drayton McLane shouldn’t be given a pass, either. He refused to believe predictions that a monstrous storm was headed for Houston. He wanted those three home games against the Chicago Cubs so badly that his judgment was clouded.

Had he acted earlier, had he acknowledged that the Astros and Cubs simply weren’t going to play at Minute Maid Park, this series could have been played at a true neutral site over the weekend.

Anywhere else would have been better than what the Astros walked into Sunday night. This was a home game for the Cubs. Plain and simple. And dumb.

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Re: Shame on Bud Selig yet again

Postby knapplc » Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:03 pm

And the post-mortem on the first two games:

One No-No (Zambrano), one One-Hitter (Lilly & Co.). Seems like this was a pretty big advantage to the Cubbies. :-°
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Re: Shame on Bud Selig yet again

Postby Neato Torpedo » Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:56 pm

knapplc wrote:And the post-mortem on the first two games:

One No-No (Zambrano), one One-Hitter (Lilly & Co.). Seems like this was a pretty big advantage to the Cubbies. :-°

Shame on ol' Bud for allowing good players to play. :-[
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