Derek Jeter extolled as model player by commissioner Bud Selig

Friday March 28th, 2014
Bud Selig (left) has seen Derek Jeter win five World Series rings during his tenure as commissioner.
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"We have, I think, the most fair blackout policy, and I don't even like to use the term blackout," Selig said. "It's in a very, very limited area, and the fact is that my goal has always been to protect the local market and the local television carriers ... It's just fair. Local clubs make local deals, and therefore it's up to us, both morally as well as economically, to protect that deal. Yes, we continue to work on that policy. I'll get letters occasionally from people, and I always respond. We try to be as fair as we can, and by the way, we will continue to do that."

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