Re-UPDATE: WOW! So far, we have 16 wannabe Commissioners! Thanks for the great response! And, if you're like Bo and want to add more thoughts, drop me a line and I'll keep your thoughts together - even if you can't! HA!
About the "cautions:" I don't care what language you use in your post. This is 2010 and you're free to express yourself how you want. However, we have many younger readers and some of them can't read posts until the post is cleared by their parents. I'm not the censorship police, but more like a self-governed warning label purveyor. If I think your post has language that might not be for younger eyes, the I'll post a "caution" by your entry. Don't be offended, I'm just looking out for the littler ones. :-) (and if I miss one that has strong language, please let me know and I will add a cautionary remark)
Hey folks! I don't know what version of the Blog Bat-Around we're on, or if there is an official method for announcing such a thing, but I thought I would start one up!
The topic: With Bud Selig supposedly retiring in 2012 (and assuming the end of the world doesn't follow soon afterward), if YOU were asked to become the next Baseball Commissioner, what would you do? What changes would you like to make, what things would you leave as-is, what would you like to see as your legacy when your retirement time came?
How the Blog Bat-Around works: Post your answer to the topic on your blog, then comment here with a link to your post. I will update this post as entries come in so folks can find your thoughts! I'll be posting my own thoughts before long, but wanted to get the word out there.
Blog Bat-Around Posts:
Matt (Project Baseball 1976) - http://baseball1976.blogspot.com/2010/09/blog-bat-around-if-i-were-next.html
Bo (Baseball Cards Come to Life) - http://borosny.blogspot.com/2010/09/if-i-become-commissioner.html and a follow-up: http://borosny.blogspot.com/2010/09/importance-of-good-team.html and a "last one - I promise:" http://borosny.blogspot.com/2010/09/best-of-6.html
Paul (Paul's Random Stuff) - http://wp.me/p6j5H-2fk
Steve (White Sox Cards) - http://whitesoxcards.blogspot.com/2010/09/blog-bat-around-commissioner.html
Mariner1 (Emerald City Diamond Gems) - http://emeraldcitydiamondgems.blogspot.com/2010/09/blog-bat-around-if-i-were-commissioner.html
Steve (1974 Topps) - http://1974topps.blogspot.com/2010/09/blog-bat-around-if-i-were-commissioner.html
Night Owl - http://nightowlcards.blogspot.com/2010/09/bombing-baseball-back-to-stone-age.html
Chris Harris (Stale Gum) - http://blog.stalegum.com/2010/09/my-blog-bat-around-post.html (caution: language)
Dan (The Other World) - http://dansotherworld.blogspot.com/2010/09/blog-bat-around-if-i-were-commissioner.html
JT (The Writer's Journey) - http://thewritersjourney.wordpress.com/2010/09/21/blog-bat-around-make-me-the-commish/
Jonathan (Nats Cards, and to whom I really am sending the cards I promised a few weeks ago!) - http://natscards.wordpress.com/2010/09/21/blog-bat-around-the-commish/
Matthew (Number 5 Type Collection - Sorry I missed this earlier, it had gone to spam for some reason) - http://number5typecollection.blogspot.com/2010/09/blog-bat-around-if-i-were-commish.html
Ryan (The Great Orioles Autograph Project) - http://greatoriolesautographproject.blogspot.com/2010/09/blog-bat-around-if-i-were-commissioner.html
Captain Canuck (Waxaholic) - http://waxaholic.blogspot.com/2010/09/blog-bat-around-canucks-take.html (caution: some language)
Andrew (Attic Insulation) - http://waxpackpastime.blogspot.com/2010/09/if-i-were-commish.html (Andrew has changed the language, now "kid-friendly")
Adam (Thoughts and Sox) - http://thoughtsandsox.blogspot.com/2010/09/if-i-were-commissioner-of-baseball.html (possible language)