Earlier this week it was announced that Bud Selig would retire after the 2014 season. I would believe this, but Selig has said this before. This is about the sixth or seventh time that Selig has said he would be retiring, so it's hard to take this announcement seriously.

One aspect of Selig's reign as commissioner is that baseball seems to favor big market teams, while making it harder on smaller markets to compete. Selig talks about how the league has parity, pointing to how many different World Series winners there have been. That doesn't really mean that the league has parity, since the playoffs are set up so that anyone who makes it can win. The problem has long been that the big market teams always made the playoffs, combined with a few different small market teams each year.

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