02.08.10

Brewers Announce Statue To Honor Used Car Salesman

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Citing Bud Selig’s stewardship over MLB’s wild-card, interleague play, economic prosperity and the WBC, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s Tom Haudricourt reports the Brewers will honor their former owner with a statue at Miller Park.

Selig™s statue will join those of Hank Aaron and Robin Yount, which were unveiled on April 5, 2001, the first year of Miller Park™s existence. The first two statues were donated by the Allan H. (Bud) Selig Foundation.

The ceremony to unveil the new statue will be staged on Aug. 24 at 1 p.m. at Miller Park.

The statue will be cast in bronze, measure over seven feet in height not including the base, and is being designed and produced by Brian Maughan, who (along with Douglas Kwart) also created the Yount and Aaron statues.

It makes sense to give Selig a statue at Miller Park, considering it probably would not have been built without his persistence as Brewers owner in the late ’90s. Selig also was responsible for bringing the Brewers to Milwaukee, leading the group that bought the team out of bankruptcy in Seattle in 1970.

Not to be outdone, the Philadelphia Phillies will soon confirm they’ve commissioned a similar edifice paying homage to the individuals most responsible for their recent success. In the future, if you’re meeting friends at CBP, you’ll have the option of getting together in front of the statue of Jeff Wilpon and Omar Minaya.

One Response to “Brewers Announce Statue To Honor Used Car Salesman”

  1. Chris says:

    A statue honoring the idiot stick that has done more damage to MLB than Hitler did to Europe! I don’t think society deserves to continue, honestly. As a fan of baseball and human being, this is highly offensive. How do you give a statue to the moron that canceled the World Series in 1994? That didn’t seem to mind all the steroids in the game? That bribes cities with an All Star promise in order to build a new stadium? I know his wet dream is for lofty praise when he retires–and he will brag about how all the teams have new stadiums, but the fact is, this sickening excuse for a human being has destroyed MLB. He is a slave to money and ESPN, and will sell anything about baseball. He sells the results of the all-star game. There are more sickening ads during the World Series to the point that I can’t watch it anymore. Id love to listen online but I can’t do that either, unless I feed the master with money. God forbid a WOrld Series game end before 11pm and anyone see it. Bud is Renfield, and money is Dracula. I shall pray for the souls of the fine people of Milwaukee…..

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