Selig: ‘100 percent’ retiring, wants farewell tour

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As Mariano Rivera made his way around to different ballparks last season fans wished him a farewell. MLB commissioner Bud Selig says he hopes to go out that way.

Selig is retiring from baseball.

“It’s 100 percent,” said Selig, according to ESPN’s Jason Stark. “This is definitely it. I’m more comfortable today than I was when I [announced] it in October, if that’s possible. Jan. 24, 2015, is it. And I’m very comfortable with that. I’m done.”

Selig has been the commissioner of baseball since 1992, the first six years were with the title “interim” in front of it.

Stark said that Selig wanted to go out speaking to people and compared his farewell to that of former New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera.

“I like that,” Selig said. “I like talking to people. And … that’s what I want to do: [speak to] season-ticket holders, people who work at ballparks. I just like to walk around and talk to people. I love that. I did that when I ran the Brewers. And I enjoyed it. I miss that.”

Any farewell by Selig would likely be met with mixed reactions from fans. Would you wish Selig a fond farewell or tell him to get lost?

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