Chicago White Sox: Bud Selig

Selig in no hurry to put ads on uniforms

July, 20, 2012
7/20/12
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By ESPNChicago.com
ESPNChicago.com
Citing the historic significance of baseball uniforms, MLB commissioner Bud Selig is in no hurry to follow the NBA's lead in allowing small advertising patches to be placed on uniforms.

The NBA Board of Governors approved the use of the patches to help raise revenue, estimating it could produce $100 million.

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Selig to attend SoxFest, will take questions

January, 10, 2012
1/10/12
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Padilla By Doug Padilla
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO -- The White Sox's list of participants for SoxFest grew by one Tuesday as commissioner Bud Selig agreed to attend.

Selig's primary function at the Jan 27-29 event is to present Jerry Reinsdorf with the 2011 Commissioner's Award for Philanthropic Excellence. It recognizes Reinsdorf's generosity with community endeavors.

Selig will also participate in a question-and-answer session with fans, joining a panel that will be hosted by White Sox broadcaster Hawk Harrelson.

According to the White Sox, the club is being honored for its "White Sox Volunteer Corps" program, which was started in 2009 and has contributed nearly $1 million through volunteer work hours, planning and execution of service events, cost of materials and volunteer services.

Selig will present Reinsdorf with his award during the Jan. 27 opening ceremonies of SoxFest and will conduct his Q&A session with fans immediately afterward.

SoxFest hotel packages, weekend passes, two-day passes and Sunday-only passes are available for purchase at whitesox.com. Friday night of SoxFest will be open only to SoxFest hotel guests with weekend passes.

Among White Sox personnel expected to attend this year's SoxFest are manager Robin Ventura, Jesse Crain, Adam Dunn, Tyler Flowers, Gavin Floyd, Phil Humber, Paul Konerko, Brent Lillibridge, Brent Morel, Jake Peavy, A.J. Pierzynski, Alexei Ramirez, Chris Sale, Matt Thornton and Dayan Viciedo. Members of the 2005 World Series championship team that are expected to attend include: Neal Cotts, Joe Crede, Pablo Ozuna, Cliff Politte and Frank Thomas.

Ozzie hardly ranks on Selig's 'problems' list

March, 20, 2011
3/20/11
4:57
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Padilla By Doug Padilla
ESPNChicago.com
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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- While the White Sox were on the practice field Sunday morning in advance of their game against the Dodgers, manager Ozzie Guillen sat in a golf cart engaged in conversation with a group of reporters.

At some point the subject of commissioner Bud Selig came up and Guillen joked that his raw and sometimes brutally honest comments were Selig's biggest issue in the game.

Well then, who would just happen to show up in the press box to discuss any and all issues with reporters during Sunday's game? It was none other than Selig himself.

The timing was almost too perfect, so the question had to be asked:"Where does Ozzie Guillen rank among your problems?"

“Given the problems I have today, Ozzie's No. 794," Selig said.

What about catcher A.J. Pierzynski?

Selig said: "795."

Dodgers reporters were there too, of course, so they wanted to know where that team's ownership issue ranked.

“That's a different story," he said.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Chris Sale
WINS ERA SO IP
12 2.17 208 174
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Abreu .317
HRJ. Abreu 36
RBIJ. Abreu 107
RA. Ramirez 82
OPSJ. Abreu .964
ERAC. Sale 2.17
SOC. Sale 208