Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Good to be Bud

For all our bashing, mocking, handwringing about Bud Selig, how many of us wouldn't eagerly trade places with him and his $14.5M salary! No wonder he doesn't want to abdicate his throne anytime soon!

Selig received $14,515,071 in compensation during the 12 months ending Oct. 31, 2006, according to Major League Baseball's tax return, which the commissioner's office released Tuesday. That was up from exactly $14.5 million in the 12 months that ended Oct. 31, 2005.

MLB's contribution to Selig in its benefit plan was $400,999, up from $82,843 in the previous fiscal year, and Selig received $140,603 in expense account and other allowances, an increase from $20,184.

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