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October 21, 2011

Bud Selig is Headed Back to School

Oh, sure...could you have come up with a better title?

Anyway, it's been announced that Bud Selig plans to pull a Thornton Melon and return to his alma mater to write his memoirs once he officially retires his post as commissioner of Major League Baseball one year from now.

"One of the favorite parts of my life was the four years I spent in Madison, and I always thought I would be coming back as a history professor," the 77-year-old said earlier this week. "I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to it, to write my book and do what I want to do in Madison."

Selig, a 1956 graduate of the University of Wisconsin, has been generous throughout the years (he's even given more than a million dollars for a professor to teach the history of sports) is being paid back with a new office in the Humanities Building.

Among the items already in his office...a bowl of Dubble Bubble gum, a container of pretzels, a photograph on the wall of the old County Stadium and photographs of Selig giving the commencement address at UW-Madison in 2009.

There is no sign on the office door.


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