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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Yankees choose Budig

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The New York Yankees have selected Gene Budig to be the honorary chairman of the soon-to-be-named football bowl game featuring teams from the Big East and the Big 12 conferences.

“Doc Budig was an easy choice for the Steinbrenner family,” Randy Levine, president of the Yankees, said when announcing a four-year agreement for the game that will be played in the new $1.5 billion Yankee Stadium.

Budig was president of West Virginia University and chancellor of Kansas University and was recognized for his commitment to increased academic standards for student-athletes.

The University of Nebraska graduate worked closely with principal owner George S. Steinbrenner during his tour as president of the American League. He is a co-owner of the Class A minor league team of the Yankees in Charleston, S.C., where he lives.

Comments

100 10 years, 3 months ago

This is what's wrong with baseball -- Budig has worked closely with Steinbrenner?

And Budig also owns a minor league team, conviently a Yankees team?

And he's Prseident of the American League?

What's wrong with this picture?

This reminds me of the titles UK won in '48,'49 & '51 that the NCAA only "threatened" to take away from UK because of point shaving.

The point is, if your "Association" or "League" is being run by the mob, it probably is.

Thankfully the NCAA stepped up a few years back & cleaned those guys out of the NCAA, leaving the case open but never taking away the UK Las Vegas (New York) gambling influenced titles.

As for MLB, unfortunately Steinbrenner will never die. Perhaps someday, Budig will realize there is no many to be made with his minor leaguers, buy the Royals & get some real money behind the good old honest boys of baseball.

Or better yet, here's a novel idea -- how about some parody in MLB for crying out loud!

stravinsky 10 years, 3 months ago

I think what 100 means is some parity... the MLB is already a parody, unfortunately. Always a plus when your typos can happen to be accidentally witty.

number1jayhawker 10 years, 3 months ago

There are no American League or National League Presidents anymore. 1999 was the last year for that.

100 10 years, 3 months ago

Stravinksy,

That's my best typo ever!

As for the American League President stuff, I'm pretty sure he's President of baseball.

Which makes his ownership in the Yankees worse, and even more 1951 NCAA/Kentucky basketball/ gambler driven.

Tony Bandle 10 years, 3 months ago

Good catch, Stravinsky...how were the Rites of Spring this year? :}

Kit Duncan 10 years, 3 months ago

100, number1jayhawker is right. The American and National League presidencies were abolished in 1999, so Budig is not in violation of any antitrust laws as part-owner of the Charleston Riverdogs.

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