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Bud Selig Shows Compassion (Makes Excuses) to Houston

I hadn't seen this before today so I figured it was worth mentioning... Bud Selig in an attempt to make himself feel better about screwing the Astros out of 2 home games, took out a full page add in the Chronicle and had this to say.

On Behalf of Major League Baseball, I want to express my profound sorrow to those of you who suffered through the devastation wrought by Hurricane Ike.  It was a horrific storm and all of us at Major League Baseball are aware of the enormity of it and the destruction and displacement that it caused.  While it is insignificant in comparison to the havoc that was taking place in Southeast Texas, the storm also created a scheduling dilemma for Major League Baseball.

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And obviously the scheduling dilemma was more of an issue to MLB than the devastation in Southeast Texas.. 

Lance Berkman has this to say... From here

"Major League Baseball has always valued the dollar more than they do the individual, the players and their families.  That’s illustrated in things like playing through a lightning storm in Chicago (on Aug. 4).

Tom Ziller from made this comment.

If the 'Stros did request postponing the game 'til the end of the season and Selig rejected that in favor of the Milwaukee move, that's just atrocious decision-making by MLB. Don't blame Cubs fans for the pair of losses, but it's easy to surmise Astro minds were a bit preoccupied last weekend. Baseball probably wasn't the most important endeavor.

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