Chamberlain in Shirt Sleeves

Jeff_2009_1.jpg“I express a commitment to carry on and protect the constitution and the
people, and transfer power to whomever is elected next September in free
and transparent elections.”
Hosni Mubarak, 10 February 2011

“I will not seek a new term.”
Zine El Abadine Ben Ali, 13 January 2011

“God willing, on Dec. 31, 2012, you’ll be saying goodbye to me.”
Bud Selig, 29 November 2009

“For the present I ask you to await as
calmly as you can the events of the next few days. As
long as war has not begun, there is always hope that it
may be prevented, and you know that I am going to work
for peace to the last moment.”
Neville Chamberlain, 27 September 1938

“We’ve put up with the shenanigans this long… another year or two won’t kill us.”
Jeffery Lung, 18 February 2011

Am I saying that Mr. Lung is a modern day Neville Chamberlain and that his policy of appeasement towards the gruesome excesses of Commissioner Selig lead inexorably to a modern day “Blitz”?  I leave that for history to decide.  All I can do is point out that allowing Selig to hold his Opening Day without protest is tantamount to allowing Germany to annex Czechoslovakia in 1938 without a word of disagreement.  Will we wait until Selig marches into Poland before we finally stand up?

Ben Ali and Mubarak also made empty promises that they would step down as their terms ended.  However, their citizens called their bluffs and both men find themselves exiled to places where hopefully they can do no harm.  As citizens of Major League Baseball, we owe it to ourselves and each other to do no less.  The revolution begins 31 March 2011.  Selig must go!



  1. raysrenegade

    Not sure why it is I get that uneasy feeling from Selig. Could it be the fact he positioned a memeber of his MLB staff within the Rays for a nit as a consultant, then pulled him out and away from the game the minute the “contraction” issue was off the table.
    Or maybe I am still chilled not only from the high ticket price of Game 5 of the 2008 World Series game in Philly, but by the ice in his viens from letting that game even begin. I know I have scratched that itch before, but it keeps festering on me.
    Hopefully the December 2012 date is a bons fide end of the Selig era. Have we checked Nostradamus or the Mayan calendar for verification?

    Rays Renegade

  2. theheirloom

    “We will call for new media laws, civil rights, lift the stupid punishments, we will have a constitution. Even the Leader Gaddafi said he wants a constitution. ”
    – Saif el-Islam Gaddafi, 20 February, 2011

    Sounds familiar, Commissioner Selig?

    – Randy

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