"These days there's nothing fishier than MLB's commissioner's office," Maxim reported in 2004. "In the last 10 years, the league's 'independent' commissioner has accepted an illicit $3 million loan from one of his employers, instituted a revenue-sharing system that puts millions in his daughter's pocket, and now he's waited years for the keys to a brand new stadium before selling a team [the Milwaukee Brewers] he shouldn't even own in the first place. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
"Bud Selig, a 69-year-old former used-car dealer, accepted the commissioner's job on an interim basis, promising to keep it 'for two to four months.' That was 12 years ago..."
["Since then he's raised his own salary by 400 percent (now $3 million a year), centralized power by eliminating both the American League and National League offices, canceled the 1994 World Series, ruined the 2002 All-Star Game, and priced dozens of teams perennially out of the playoff picture."]