Selig gets emotional in final owners meeting as commissioner
PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) - Bud Selig concluded his final baseball owners meeting as commissioner after two days of basking in praise for the job he's done during more than 22 years in charge of the game.
The meeting of all the owners Thursday followed a gala in Selig's honor the previous night.
Selig said there was more emotion than he thought there would at the dinner and at the end of Thursday's meeting. Selig noted that there were three generations of owners during his time on the job.
Selig, 80, will be replaced by Rob Manfred on Jan. 25.
Manfred said every speaker at the dinner talked about how Selig had unified the owners after taking over a game that was, in Selig's words, "a mess" in 1992.