So, I was gonna do this post with an illustration of Bud Selig about this meeting he's gonna have to discuss ways to improve the game.
When I illustrate somebody, I need reference material. So I go to google images and look 'em up - I'm pretty sure that one day every single person on the planet will have at least one photo on google images.
But Bud here? For somebody who's not Paris Hilton, he's got tons. There are pages and pages of photos of Bud, and as I was looking I suddenly realized: this guy never wears anything but a red tie.
So this montage is kind of the best illustration I could come up with because it tells me that Bud is, well dull, but more importantly that he doesn't like change, which is good in this case.
See, he's going to chair some kind of meeting with an advisory committee to talk about how to improve baseball.
And this committee is a bunch of baseball guys with one thing in common: they're old.
General Managers Terry Ryan, John Scheurholz, and Mark Shapiro, owners Chuck Armstrong, Paul Beeston, Bill DeWitt, and Dave Montgomery, managers Tony LaRussa, Jim Leyland, Mike Scioscia, Joe Torre, Andy MacPhail, and they threw in ringers Frank Robinson and Pulitzer Prize winning writer George Will because probably they're buds of Bud's.
Given that the collective age of this group is about a million, I figure they'll be pretty conservative in their opinions when they're talking about things like the post season schedule (too long) and especially instant replay.
Hopefully they recommend keeping instant replay to a minimum.
Because every time they decide to use it more often, they kill baseball a little more - they get closer to just making it a big video game.
So Bud, like your red tie, don't go changing that one.