'Great candidate' for next MLB commissioner rejects interest
MLB commissioner Bud Selig is set to step down from the position next January, and one candidate he has in mind for his job isn't interested.
Steve Greenberg, a former MLB deputy commissioner and son of Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg, has turned down requests to make himself a candidate. Selig, who turns 80 later this month, has been baseball's commissioner since 1998.
"Early on, I told Bud I was not going to be a candidate," Greenberg said to USA Today's Bob Nightengale. "I'm sticking to that. I'm comfortable with that. I gave it a try in the early 90s, and I'm not at a place in my life where it makes sense to me. I know what's involved. It's a 24/7, 365-day schedule that the commissioner has to keep to do it right. The three years I spent in the commissioner's office was exhausting."
White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf told Nightengale that, "If (Greenberg) wanted to, he'd be a great candidate."
Today, the 65-year-old Greenberg is the managing director of investment bank Allen & Company.
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