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How Bud Selig changed the world

From a brief survey of Selig's long reign as king of the majors:

A case can be made that Selig's legacy extends far beyond baseball as well. Murray Chass, a longtime baseball writer for the New York Times, pointed out that when Selig was acting commissioner, George W. Bush was managing general partner of the Texas Rangers.

Bush told Selig that he was willing to become commissioner if the owners wanted him. In the meantime, the Texas Republican Party wanted Bush to run for governor.

Selig never gave Bush a definitive answer, Chass wrote, and Bush chose politics over baseball. Bush sold his stake in the Rangers, became governor of Texas and eventually was elected president.

Would Commissioner Bush have deposed George Steinbrenner? Just asking!