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Baseball commissioner vote could result in a coup
Baseball commissioner vote could result in a coup

Thursday was supposed to be Coronation Day, at least the way Bud Selig planned it. Baseball's owners would unanimously approve his lieutenant and handpicked successor, Rob Manfred, as the new commissioner. Selig would smile for the cameras, his arm around Manfred's shoulder, and the torch would have been passed smoothly. Instead, Thursday's vote might turn into something of a palace coup. The owner with the longest and allegedly greatest loyalty to Selig has turned on him, and so the ballot for Thursday's election will have three names, not one. Jerry Reinsdorf, the Chicago White Sox owner who helped oust Fay Vincent as commissioner in 1992 and helped install Selig,...

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