Bud's impact distinctly positive

He won't live down PEDs or a canceled World Series, but Selig did a great job

Updated: September 26, 2013, 6:49 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Bud Selig is taking the deliberate, Mariano Rivera path to retirement rather than waiting to the end and springing the news on the public Todd Helton-style. He has confirmed that he will call it quits after the 2014 season, which leaves him all of next summer to take a victory lap and collect rocking chairs and oil paintings during a heartfelt farewell tour of ballparks across America.

Or maybe not.

Sports commissioners have a difficult job, and Selig receives firsthand ...

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