Bud Selig.
Bud Selig.
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May 5 2005 12:37 PM

Bud Selig

A baseball hero. Really.

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Selig will never be one of baseball's crowd-pleasing stars. But he has learned on the job, and he has remedied some of his earlier errors. Last year, he sold the Brewers. He is no longer threatening to cut out the Twins. He has even gotten remarried. And this week, even his old, long-sagging team is on a six-game winning streak. It's time for the surly fans in the bleachers to stop throwing peanuts and beer bottles and give Selig a cheer.

Nicholas Thompson is a senior editor at Legal Affairs.