Bud Selig paid more than $18 million in 2007

Amongst all this chatter about executive compensation limits for corporations, I was absolutely furious when I saw the following: Only 3 players made more than Selig.

Bud Selig is he the highest paid commish in all of sports, by a landslide. I think this explains why the owner of one of the poorest teams in MLB continues to dismiss a much needed salary cap.

I often think of sports as a microcosm of life. This is a clear example of how the game will continue to suffer until the system is fixed. Like the auto industry in Detroit or the banking sector in New York, serious reform is needed to maintain a healthy and functioning system. Unfortunately it seems that we don’t like to institute restructuring until realizing collapse, when it’s already too late. This notion of ‘if it’s not broke, don’t fix it’ must be amended if we wish to continue to prosper as a society. What about fairness… when will this be a national mantra?


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