place watch credit report free credit report all 3 bureaus without debit card instant single credit report three credit bureau reporting agencies scores consumer reports credit score report equifax free credit report usaa how long does it take to remove credit report how to report bad tenant to credit agency security freeze all credit reports only real free credit report fair reviews on credit repair gurus project report on credit appraisal system free annual credit report form payday loans online same day canada credit report federal trade commission free credit report all 3 credit bureau experian fast speedy cash online reviews how long does it take for bankruptcy to clear from credit report credit report less than 30 days late ways to repair your credit rating order copy of credit report business all 3 free credit reports and scores soft hard pull credit report which is the best place to get a credit report my 1 free credit report year best way remove collections credit report bank america credit report govt sponsored free credit report online gov annual credit report free increase what is a good credit score canada annual free credit report new york state best score reporting company credit card bad credit loans canada reviews installment loans that report to credit bureau free credit report fico score free transunion credit report online local credit watch repair in leesburg va landlord report late rent to credit bureau how do you read a credit bureau report how do i check my free credit report houston credit repair agency reviews equifax free yearly credit report free credit report song chords credit report dispute form doc mortgage companies required report credit bureaus free credit report under fair credit reporting act fcra remove negative report credit report does free credit report have fico score equifax canada online credit report south africa bureau report free checking your credit rating can anyone pull your credit report can youtube get your credit report free date last activity credit report canada credit repair printing company in new orleans removing negative items from credit report after 7 years dispute credit report letter example equifax free credit score information how to find credit how to find credit score on credit report transunion credit reporting mailing address free rent business reporting to credit bureaus 2010 credit suisse global wealth report pdf will eviction notice appear my credit report cbc credit report login ce credit report 24.95 credit report costco credit report form letter safe check my credit report online free credit report from credit bureau south africa legal right free credit report credit home repair programs in philadelphia free credit report government agency how to fix an error on your credit report free 3 and 1 credit report free credit report credit card required credit repair family law attorney richmond va can lender give copy credit report borrower how do you dispute credit report information need help reading my credit report request credit score under fair credit reporting act 3 credit reports scores online free credit report transunion mail free credit credit report free credit report rap commercial 2014 credit reporting agency notification how to dispute credit report for experian com experian free yearly credit report credit card reports all 3 credit bureaus how to report owner financing to credit bureaus equifax free credit report yearly why is my credit score not on my credit report canadian personal credit reports credit report letter of dispute federal trade commision free annual credit report website free one off credit report annual credit report no score how do i get my 1 free credit report consumer reports credit repair services landlord ordering credit reports often can run my credit report bank of america credit reporting department phone number credit report 1b score can you really get a free credit report how do me get your free credit report each year free credit reports and scores from 3 bureau address transunion credit reports free business credit reports scores how dog i get my free credit report from all three bureaus my free yearly credit report score equifax number order credit report free credit report score all three bureaus experian order credit report mail transunion cis credit reporting agency best way to fix my credit report chase checking credit report account online best credit reporting service credit reporting agency phone numbers fa credco on credit report freeze my credit report florida obtain your credit report australia credit report review certification update my experian credit report credit agricole corporate and investment bank annual report 2009 prospera credit union 2010 annual report best real cash advances online equifax credit report free annual dispute debt credit reporting agencies free credit report reporting agency experian what are soft inquiries on your credit report how safe is annual credit report site free yearly credit report 2010 transunion view equifax credit report free rebuild experian credit score uk credit report for tenant request a copy of my credit report how to unfreeze my credit report equifax ben stein credit report letter explanation inquiry credit report how do i clear defaults off my credit report credit report business account free credit report your entitled under federal law how to request free credit reports by mail free credit report website safe equifax free credit report contact number bureau collection agency not reporting credit agency check my annual credit report for free how to get a paid medical bill off credit report fix error my credit report canada credit report repair service experian denied credit report what are the three major credit reporting bureaus credit union annual reports best credit report service 2011 collection agency credit report credit royalty free images get free credit report mailed you put security freeze credit reports credit report customer service credit line report instant credit report score day trial how to remove inquiries from your credit report state employees credit union free credit report kroll credit report 3in1 credit report fico score request equifax credit report by mail credit report equifax credit score range chart get credit inquiries off credit report the best credit reporting agencies how do i order a credit report on someone how to get one free credit report a year free annual credit report federal law copy checking your credit report online address for the 3 reporting bad credit agencies free free yearly credit check report annual report credit agricole 2010 reporting agencies free annual report credit score what are the names of the three main national credit report companies how do you dispute an item on your credit report experian credit report charges tips disputing items your credit report federal fair credit report act new free credit report commercial 2014 remove dispute off your credit report how to request free annual credit report online credit reports free law quick fix to improve credit score write dispute letter credit report agencies what is credit report freeze what is a statutory credit report how long to update credit report obtain free copy your credit report major free credit report experian transunion equifax transunion credit reporting company update your credit report fast will collection agency remove credit report the fair credit weather modification reporting act of 1972 government credit report free first premier credit report collections on credit report tips ordering credit report can i get a credit report with an itin how to monitor credit report how can i obtain a free credit report equifax us government credit report annual instant tenant credit reports credit report charge off removal top credit reporting agencies contact 3 major credit reporting agencies aaa member credit report chapter 7 how long on credit report trw free credit report experian unlimited credit report access free visa report after denied credit transunion dispute your credit report transunion how do i get a free credit report length bankruptcy credit report canada get free credit report irs consumers credit report inquiry letter can payday loans go on your credit report happened guy free credit report commercial singer all 3 credit score reports commission on credit unions report add employment information credit report online payday loans with no credit check or employment verification stop unauthorized inquiries credit report free credit report no credit card payment can;t get free credit report from transunion how to get a copy of free credit report start a credit credit repair business at home rels credit report my free annual report transunion credit history company credit card credit report how to get the credit reports for free long does take judgement clear your credit report totally free credit reports and scores complaint under fair credit reporting act 3 bureau credit report 3 plus scores how do u check your credit report free your free credit report see my credit report pull credit reports landlord sovereign debt credit risk report call for free credit report canada annual credit report login example letter explanation credit report does checking my credit report hurt my credit score new york state resident free credit report correcting a bad credit report erroneous credit report information quizzles free credit report credit report triple score military online pay advance loans when are you entitled to a free copy of your credit report 3 free credit reports online suze orman credit report site get credit report trw cibil (credit information bureau (india) limited) report comprehensive credit report cash advance today orem utah newspaper singapore credit report personal experian free credit report contact who is the band in the free credit report.com commercials who can check my credit report credit card purchases exempt 1099 reporting what's a good credit score 2014 phone number all three credit reports get all 3 scores and reports free credit do inaccurate credit report best place obtain free credit report free credit report score yearly free credit report vs fico score how often can i get a free credit report from quizzle credit report score formula how to dispute credit report online for free medical credit report collection items credit repair do it yourself free wall bed plans telephone number to order credit report lexisnexis ins p&c credit report free report transunion without card credit check does getting a credit report hurt score federal free credit report gov entitled how to get a paid state tax lien removed from credit report transunion annual credit report problems credit reports australia most accurate credit reporting agency govt sponsored free credit report consumers how long does collections stay on my credit report new free credit report commercial future credit bureau reporting software agencies report on manufactures and report on the public credit how can i get a copy of my credit report free instant online credit report how do i obtain a free credit report and score credit agricole corporate and investment bank annual report 2011 paid medical collections on credit report credit report ontario free credit report no card details required credit report official site legit credit report websites experian free report uk credit rating experian credit report freeze top 3 report sites credit rating fair credit reporting act+consumer credit unsecured credit cards that report to all three credit bureaus get free report canada without card bad credit reading and understanding a credit report credit reporting agencies dispute contact information transunion credit report free credit monitoring arrangement rbi long does debt settlement remain credit report when does discover card report to credit bureau get medical collection removed credit report free copy my credit report experian us credit report centers how to unfreeze my equifax credit report credit union 5300 call reports how often should you pull your credit report payday loans direct lender bad credit uk how how do i know if i place a freeze on my credit report how to understand equifax credit report how to read reading a credit report score sample letter fix credit report bankruptcy credit report how long 3 bureau credit report free trial absolutely free credit report online report stolen chase credit cards working tax credit from april 2012 how long chapter 13 on credit report experian denied credit free report fico equifax credit scores ranges denied credit get free credit report equifax how to report payment history to credit bureau get free credit report free credit report how to how to read your credit report score how can you improve your credit report change address for credit reports wipe clean your credit report quizzles credit report ll bureaus how to check credit report for a minor texas free credit report annual free credit report issues 3 free credit report year credit report one time free how do you get rid of how to get a credit card with a bad credit rating paid debt still on credit report my year free credit report how long delinquency stay on credit report actual credit report get fico score credit report what are the 3 types of credit reports repair my credit report fast free visa report due denied credit equifax transunion credit report iif denied credit get yearly free credit reports what is kd on your credit report toyota credit revenue canada contact information order a copy of my credit report buy credit report one time s&p credit rating explained how do i get my credit score from my credit report article fair credit reporting act violations can paid collections be removed from credit report consumer reports credit cards for students free credit report commercial pirate hat fair free annual credit report from govt easy credit report consumer disputes this account information credit report from transunion get safe credit report free score and report experian credit history letter remove collections credit report how to lock down credit report free experian credit report online how to make a credit report dispute how to repair your credit score on your own credit auto repair west columbia sc annual credit report fha home loan credit score needed dispute item equifax credit report 3 credit what are the credit reporting agencies in canada what kind of information does a credit report contain capital one credit capital one credit card cash advance fees dispute on credit report online chapter 7 bankruptcy and credit report reasons you can dispute your credit report how do i repair my fixing your credit with charge offs equifax buy credit report one time best company to get credit report from online online payday advances direct lenders credit report all bureau transunion can you get inquiries removed from credit report chase identity protection credit report collections remove from credit report how to get my credit report free annually how to remove debt collection from credit report how to read credit report how to remove a bankruptcy from your credit report after 7 years totally free credit report and score no credit card required credit cards report authorized users annual credit report score cost how to read credit report scores dispute items equifax credit report online experian credit report dispute forms how to remove judgements on credit report does landlord need run credit report who sings the free credit report dot com commercials experian corporate credit report all 3 credit score report transunion once a one time a year free credit report view all three credit reports free request a credit report from bank free credit report canada review equifax what happened to the free credit report.com band best way to fix your credit report how to obtain a credit report in canada for free get experian credit report online get all three credit reports and scores credit score report singapore how can i remove charge offs from credit report get dun bradstreet credit report there actually free credit report credit report rating r1 credit report codes m credit report protection clean your credit report up best place free credit report file complaint free credit report my free yearly credit report should your credit report cost you job best place to pull credit report free copy my credit report canada credit cards reporting check free credit report equifax ca check review free credit reports canada should put security freeze my credit report tenant credit reporting free credit report federal trade fair credit reporting act notice disclosure fake credit report sites why is there a security freeze on my credit report does paid profit loss mean credit report can collections be removed from your credit report credit annual report how to report to experian credit agency credit report credit karma getting your credit report corrected credit reporting agency does chase bank use long does collection agency stay credit report how do you get a real free credit report tenant credit reports for realtors view all credit reports freeware how do you obtain your free credit report bureaus free credit card report how to get my view credit report free online credit report scams on craigslist list of credit credit rating agency in india legal credit report credit report score all three bureaus how do you order a free credit report view my free credit report veda credit report disputing a credit report with experian how quickly does my credit report get updated how to dispute an error on your credit report credit report federal website credit report and score one time payment government free credit report yearly transunion credit report free credit report do disputes show on credit report free 3 credit reporting agencies how to get all 3 credit reports for free what are charged off accounts on credit report free credit report gove canada how to change information on a credit report how often can i get a free credit report buy house foreclosure your credit report fast credit repair scores top ten credit reporting agencies check credit credit history nz request for free credit report for equifax copy of credit report if denied credit get free credit report without free trial long does debt stay your credit report two major credit bureaus how do i find out what i owe on my credit report time limit reporting bad credit free credit report no credit card info cic ce credit report phone number free credit report lyrics cell phone three credit reports score commercial credit report sample free credit report commercial members his band can you remove a charge off from your credit report unfair credit reporting act does checking tour credit report lower your score dispute credit report by phone canada legal credit repair services what does transferred to recovery mean on my credit report consumer reports best credit card dun and bradstreet commercial credit report certified credit report fcra federal
Home

Like Shoot to Thrill - An AC/DC Tribute on Facebook!

An authentic tribute of AC/DC that covers the best of the Bon Scott era and the best of Brian Johnson's material

Who's Online?

We have 1337 guests online

Atom RSS

Excerpts from Selig Interview with Charley Steiner PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 7
PoorBest 
XM Interviews
Written by Maury Brown   
Friday, 23 May 2008 13:12

Commissioner Selig

The following are two excerpts from today's interview with Commissioner Selig on Baseball Beat with Charley Steiner, which airs on XM Satellite Radio, XM 175.

The expansive interview hit on a number of topics including how the downturn in the economy has impacted attendance, the possible use of instant replay, whether maple bats constitute a "safety in the workplace" issue, the pace of the game, and much more.

The following two excerpts cover the issue of drug testing and the relationship with the MLBPA during the 2002 CBA negotiations. 

The Business of Sports Network thanks XM Satellite Radio, and producer Brent Gambill for these transcription excerpts:

Steiner: What… Over the last couple of years, visa vie the Mitchell Report and all of the other stuff that we have gone through. Big picture… what does this all tell you about statistically where we are now. It appears home runs are down. Pitching velocity is down. Anecdotally, just talking to scouts and all, scouts are saying we are now beginning to assess young players at the high school and college level more athletically rather than in terms of sheer brawn. Big picture, how has the game adjusted post-steroids? Post all of that?

Selig: Well, extremely well. I tell ya the thing that makes me really very proud. I know people are critical; “they were too slow to react” and “they should’ve known”. All of those are debates that I could participate in very aggressively, but let’s review the bidding here for you Charley. We, today, have the toughest testing program in American sports. We’re proud of that. I’m very proud of it.

We’ve banned amphetamines. For those of us who have been along for a long time, and that includes the two of us, that’s a very, very significant thing. Amphetamines have been around for 80 to a hundred years in different forms. This idea that other generations haven’t used things to make them play better or whatever is just not true. We banned them. Nobody asked us to ban ‘em. We did it.

We’re funding a study and a program with Dr. Catlin in Los Angeles with the National Football League to find a test for human growth hormone.

My minor league program, Charley, is now in its eighth year, so the great young stars –

the Ryan Howards and the Prince Fielders and Ryan Brauns and Chase Utleys and on and on and on, there are a lot of them on every team – have now been tested for eight years. Not just tested the last year or two. So, this idea that we didn’t react well is just not right.

You know steroids… By the way, I would go and get George Mitchell again. That’s how, that’s how delighted I am that the report… That we got the report and it worked. But baseball reacted well. It’s a societal problem, Charley. It isn’t a baseball problem or a football problem or anything else. Not a sport problem. It’s a societal problem. We’re doing a lot work with the partnership for Drug Free America. All the players named in the Mitchell Report, and many other players who want to, are doing public service work with the partnership, so I am satisfied.

You go through life… I said to Jerome Holtzman, who is our baseball historian, whom you know obviously very well, is a remarkable human being and has a wonderful knowledge of the sport. I asked him about a year ago to go back to the ‘20s and point out to me each decade what problems commissioners had; what problems the sport had because people were writing in the late 90’s and even four, five, six, seven, eight years ago, “Oh, this is terrible. Baseball never had problems.” And of course they had. They’ve had a lot of problems like this. And, so I am proud of the fact. I give the Players Association a lot of credit; they reopened [the JDA] two or three times and they didn’t have to, which shows you that our 16 years of labor peace, which is also unprecedented, today that we did react well. So, a problem is a societal problem. We were in the forefront of taking action and doing things. Whatever happens as a result of that, frankly that’s just fine. That’s what we meant to do.

(further into the interview)

Steiner: The reproach ma that you had with Don [Fehr] and Gene [Orza] – that’s to say the players union and management. Could this have been done without the help of Congressional intervention?

Selig: Well, I think it could of. I know a lot of people say that’s what pushed us over. I happen to think their wrong, but that’s a debate probably not worth having. We proposed a steroid program in nineteen hundred and ninety-four. That’s a negotiation that broke down and the players were on strike so there was no World Series and we had a rocky period in the nineties. We had eight work stoppages from 1972 on. Now, here we are with 16 years of peace. We fought like the dickens in 2002 and it was the last item.

Andy MacPhail and Peter Angelos were the two representatives at that time of ownership. Andy called me one night, I was home in Milwaukee and he was of course in New York, and after kidding me he’d like to watch his team play, but I’d had him there for about two and a half months. He said, “I wish you could have seen what went on today.” I said, “What happened.” He said, “Have you heard from Rob or Bob today?” Obviously, Rob Manfred and Bob DuPuy. I said, “I have but just briefly they are going to call me tonight.” He said, “I have to tell you, it was worth the price of admission. Angelos got into a brawl with Gene Orza over steroids and drugs and it was three hours of…” He said, “I’ve never heard anything like that.” So I had to make the decision at 6:30 in the morning Charley, do we take a program that I knew was not as strong as I like but have now since improved it a lot or have another work stoppage? I believed another work stoppage would hurt the game badly for maybe two or three generations and never it never came back. So you know the union – I don’t say this critically, they would not quarrel they had the privacy issues and other issues – they were dead set against it. So sometimes in life Charley you have to reach a certain point before you are willing to change, but people talk about the Congressional thing. Remember my minor league program went into affect in 2001. We were working with the Partnership for Drug Free America. Drug testing is something that has to be collectively bargained. That is not something that the Commissioner can do unilaterally. People don’t say it much any more, but I used to hear, “Well, if Landis was still the Commissioner.” Well, there’s two facts involved: One, he isn’t and two, he didn’t have to deal with the Players Association, and life was much different. Commissioners are bound by rules, too. Was it Congressional intervention that really did it? Look, I think it probably helped to some degree, but we were already there and frankly, owners don’t get enough credit. I want to tell you something Charley, no owner has ever said to me, “Gee, I like the home runs” or, “This is good.” Owners have always had deep and abiding concerns and last year – last week, when we approved the new drug testing program, which we did in about 30 seconds after Rob Manfred got done, Frank McCourt of the Dodgers really wanted to be the club that did this. (He) got up immediately, there was a second. I asked if there was any discussion. A vote was taken. Thirty to nothing. Done. Over. That’s always been the case.

To read the entire interview with Commissioner Selig from today’s Baseball Beat with Charley Steiner on XM 175, go to:

www.TheBaseballBeat.com

 

 
 
Banner

Poll

Should MLB Force Jeffery Loria to Sell the Marlins?