Just announced: Palm Court Plaza will be dedicated to Commissioner Selig & will be renamed Selig Hall of Fame Plaza pic.twitter.com/6Diyriu105
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) August 27, 2014
— Mike Dee (@PadresMikeDee) August 27, 2014
I don’t understand this decision. Selig? Of all people… Bud Freaking Selig? Why? He’s on his way out as commish. The Padres were already gonna get an All-Star game, right? So, why are the Padres sucking up to him? I just don’t get it. At all. (Want a good laugh? Click on those links to the above tweets to see the fan responses on twitter. NSFW, kids. Matt Hall at the U-T also put together a fine collection of tweets/quotes about the new name)
There are two tweets from the U-T’s Jay Posner that really stood out.
Seriously, Padres have done some phenomenally stupid things in last 45 years, but none much dumber than naming something after Bud Selig. — Jay Posner (@sdutPosner) August 27, 2014
Just thinking about moment I saw news from Padres & last time I was taken aback like that. Probably the day certain QB started yelling at me — Jay Posner (@sdutPosner) August 27, 2014
If you don’t know your classic San Diego sports media history… this is the famous exchange Jay Posner was talking about. I try to check myself when decisions like this Selig Plaza are made… am I overreacting? Are fans overreacting? I second-guess myself. Then Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins weighs in and totally validates my emotions.
Where’s Steve-O (who is an idiot) when you need him?
Begs the question…
Think the Padres saw any of this criticism coming? Wow.
— Matthew T. Hall (@SDuncovered) August 27, 2014