This Bud's Not For You


Generally speaking, leaders of industry associations are chosen because of their successful track records in the chosen field. One flagrant exception to this rule is Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, who has mismanaged the Milwaukee Brewers into perennial last-place finishes (they haven't had a winning season in a decade) and massive financial losses, while squeezing hundreds of millions out of hapless Wisconsin taxpayers. Now, according to baseball economist Doug Pappas, synthesizing a bunch of recent Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports, the Brewers franchise is "spiraling down the drain" under staggering debt, and the taxpayers may be left holding the (very expensive) bag.