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Commissioner Goodell says NFL playoffs won’t expand in 2013

Roger Goodell (NFL photo)

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Monday that the league will not be adding any teams to the playoffs for the 2013 season.

There had been talk and speculation that the NFL would expand past the current 12-team format.

The other topic at the owners meetings in Phoenix yesterday was that there is a scheduling conflict with the Baltimore Ravens opening at home due to the Baltimore Orioles game on the same date.

The Ravens play at M&T Bank Stadium and the Orioles at Camden Yards, just across the streek and the two stadiums share the same parking lots.

Traditionally, the NFL season opens with the Super Bowl winners playing host on the Thursday night after Labor Day.

The Ravens will not have that opportunity unless the Orioles move their night game on September 5 to the afternoon.

The NFL will not have the option of using September 4 because it is the first night of the Jewish holiday, Rosh Hashanah.

Goodell says he has twice talked to MLB commissioner Bud Selig to help get a resolution with the Orioles, but has not heard anything back.

The NFL has moved opening nights before. Last year, the opener was moved to Wednesday avoiding a conflict with President Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention.

Milwaukee Brewers give Uecker a statue outside Miller Park


Bob Uecker (Brewers photo)

Milwaukee Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker was never a great baseball player by any stretch of the imagination. But he is very popular with Brewers fans and baseball fans in general.

For that reason, the Brewers management unveiled a statue on Friday outside of Miller Park of the 77 year old icon.

The 7-foot bronze statue feature Uecker smiling with his hands in his pockets.

Uecker, who grew up in Milwaukee, affectionately dubbed “Mr. Baseball” by Tonight Show host Johnny Carson in the 1970′s, joins Hall of Famers Hank Aaron, Robin Yount and Former Brewers owner and current MLB Commissioner Bud Selig as the fourth person to have a statue outside the main gates of Miller Park.

The 90-minute ceremony included members of  Uecker’s 80′s hit television show “Mr. Belvedere”, which ran for 117 episodes from 1980 to 1985. Other attending was former Milwaukee Braves teammate Joe Torre and former Brewers star reliever Rollie Fingers.

A righty all the way, Uecker’s claim to fame is that he hit a home run off of Hall of Fame lefty Sandy Koufax. His career totals include a .200 batting average with 14 homers, 74 RBI’s while playing for the Milwaukee Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia and Atlanta. He won a World Series championship in 1964 with the Cardinals and was awarded the Ford C. Frick Award in 2003 which puts him in the broadcast wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame.


Info compiled from Milwaukee Brewers, MLB, Radio & TV news

Selig says all MLB teams wants extra wild-card team added in 2012


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Baseball commissioner Bud Selig says that the extra wild-card is such a big issue with all of the teams in baseball, that they want it put in for the upcoming 2012 season.

Players and owners have already agreed to add an additional wild-card team in each league, but not when it’ll take effect.

The new 10-team playoff will begin with a one-game playoff.

Negotiators will decide by March 1 on whether the extra playoff round will begin this year or in 2013.

The players union and MLB have reached a concensus agreement that ties for division titles will be settled on the field under the new playoff format.

Since 1955, head-to-head records have been used to determine first place if both teams are going to the playoffs. But with the new format it can’t be settled that way anymore.


Info compiled from MLB, Radio & TV news

MLB commissioner Selig given two-year extension by owners


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77-year-old Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig received good news on Thursday.

The MLB owners voted 29-1 to give him a two-year contract extension through 2014.

If he stays on the job until September of 2016, Selig will pass Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis who served from 1920-1944 as the longest-serving commissioner in baseball history.

Selig has held the position since 1992, as the interim commissioner first and the regular boss since 1998.


Info compiled from MLB news, Radio & TV news

Change is coming to MLB in future; two more playoff teams, 15-team leagues


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According to Baseball commissioner Bud Selig, change will coming to MLB.

Two more wild-card teams will be added to the playoff format in 2012. That means that the teams will go from eight to 10 participants.

Also, the two leagues will have 15 teams apiece, not the 16 National League and 14 American League that is in progress now. Word has it that the Houston Astros will go to the AL.

The three-division setup will stay in progress through 2012.


Info compiled from MLB, Radio & TV news

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