Tag: "Bud Selig"
By Holland Cooke
BLOCK ISLAND, RI — Legend has it that – while he was willingly nudged-into running for president in 2000 – Governor George W. Bush really wanted to be commissioner of Major League Baseball. And in his book, For the Good of the Game, Bud Selig reckons, “Had things been different, he could have been the ninth commissioner, not me.”
By Mike Kinosian
Managing Editor/West Coast Bureau Chief
BOSTON — Notwithstanding that the “Old Towne” team has been historically dreadful the past 12 months, diehard members of Red Sox Nation from Boston to Bakersfield, Battle Creek to the Bahamas, and all points around the world, positively love their BoSox while simultaneously loathing the New York Yankees.
There is however an even greater enemy to the vociferous throng of Red Sox partisans than the Evil Empire’s pinstripe-clad nine – cancer that afflicts children.
In 1953, the Red Sox adopted as its charity of choice the Jimmy Fund, which raises money to support cancer care/research at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.