Bud Selig Will Get The Bud Selig Experience Upon Retirement
The longtime MLB commissioner will have a cushy landing upon stepping down next month. Incoming commissioner Rob Manfred announced today that Selig will become “commissioner emeritus.”
“Commissioner Selig has had an unparalleled career of decorated service to the National Pastime, and this role will allow the game to benefit from his unmatched institutional knowledge, experience and relationships,” Manfred said. “I could not ask for a finer mentor during this transition process, and I am grateful that Commissioner Selig will continue to be available to me as a resource.”
How nice. But here’s the crazy part, via Buster Olney:
Outgoing Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig will receive a salary of about $6 million annually in retirement, sources told ESPN’s Buster Olney. … Selig will get the title commissioner emeritus and will be compensated in future years for his service and advice to Manfred and the league. MLB is not revealing the number of years Selig will serve in the role.
MLB spokesman Pat Courtney told ESPN that the league will not reveal compensation but said that $6 million a year is inaccurate.
But how inaccurate? A little? A lot?