It has been no secret now for a long time that Selig planed to step down once his contract is up after 2012. But the commissioner reportedly made those plans even clearer when he announced it to a group of reporters.
The Chicago Tribune cited sources that said they sent five owners to approach Selig with questions about his future as the commissioner. He told them that he indeed plans to step down because he wants to do other things. Among which are writing a book and teaching.
If there is one thing I will remember about Selig’s era, it will not be the record breaking revenues or the revolutionary drug tests. It will be his surprising lack of desire to expand instant replay, which to me, is the foundation for this games future.