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MLB commissioner Bud Selig hints at finally retiring after 2014 season

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer
What? What's this retirement you speak of? (Getty Images)

Will Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig ever retire? Remember, Selig has twice said he was going to retire -- most recently he targeted the end of the 2012 season -- and ultimately decided against retirement. He's currently signed on as commissioner through the 2014 season -- and he recently made comments to MLB.com that would indicate this contract could possibly be his final deal.

In discussing the current playoff format with Mike Bauman of MLB.com, Selig offered up the following:

"We're golden at 10 [teams]," the commissioner said. "We're at 10 for the next two years, and then they can do what they want to do. After that, I'm going back to our alma mater [the University of Wisconsin] to teach history. I'll be 80 years old. That'll be enough."

Again, Selig openly talked about retiring after 2009 and again after 2012, so this comment shouldn't be taken as a set-in-stone thing. On the other hand, he has to retire eventually, right? He's certainly made enough money in his life and has served as the commissioner since 1992 (he was "acting commissioner" from 1992-98 before officially becoming the commissioner).

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