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Two more years for Selig

Posted by Nick Cafardo, Globe Staff  January 12, 2012 02:26 PM

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Bud Selig will be Major League Baseball commissioner until he's 80 years old.

Major League owners voted to approve a contract extension for two years for Selig through the 2014 season today at their meetings in Scottsdale, Az.

Selig had one year left on his current contract.

"It is an honor to be asked to continue to serve the game of baseball, and I thank the clubs for their confidence in the direction in which we have taken the game," Selig said in a statement.

"This is an extraordinary era for Major League Baseball. The focus is on the field, competitive balance is strong, and fans around the world are supporting our game in unprecedented fashion. I am very humbled by the request to stay on, and I look forward to building on the great momentum our game has seen in recent years."

Selig became interim commissioner in 1992 after Fay Vincent was forced out and while he's considered stepping down a few times, he remains a fixture and popular among owners.
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