Steve Greenberg has been asked twice to replace Bud Selig and become the next MLB commissioner. He says he spent three exhausting years in the commissioner’s office and doesn’t want to become commissioner himself.
“Early on, I told Bud I was not going to be a candidate,” Greenberg told USA TODAY Sports. “I’m sticking to that. I’m comfortable with that. I gave it a try in the early 90s, and I’m not at a place in my life where it makes sense to me.”
“I know what’s involved. It’s a 24/7, 365-day schedule that the commissioner has to keep to do it right. The three years I spent in the commissioner’s office was exhausting.
“There are a number of very, very qualified candidates who can do it.”
But he’s the highest touted candidate. He facilitated the sale of six MLB teams, including the Brewers when the Selig family sold the franchise to Mark Attanasio.
They’ll find someone before January.