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Thursday, June 7, 2007

Bud Selig is the most awkward man in America

The MLB draft on ESPN2 is great television. This is the first year the draft is being televised, and of course, some of the top players are in attendance.

When they get drafted, they go up on the stage, put on their new team's hat, hold up a jersey with the used car salesman, er, baseball commissioner Bud Selig (pictured), shake his hand and take pictures with him.

I feel bad for the draftees. This is the biggest day of their lives and they have to take the most awkward pictures with the most awkward man in America. Their day is pretty much ruined at that point. He's like that embarrassing uncle that you only see once or twice a year, but you dread it nonetheless.

This is worth watching just to see Selig announce the names of players you've never heard of. I guess there was a reason why this was never televised before. When he retires in 2009, they should hire a more TV-friendly commissioner, at least for the players' sake. Entertainment-wise, I want Selig to stay on forever. Hearing him say, "The Texas Rangers are on the clock" is music to my ears.


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