Owners start to meet
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Major League Baseball owners are meeting in Baltimore and they could choose a new commissioner. MLB Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred, Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner and MLB Executive Vice President of Business Tim Brosnan were picked by the seven-man succession committee as candidates to replace the retiring Bud Selig (SEE’-lig).
Selig has ruled baseball since September 1992, first as chairman of baseball’s executive council and since July 1998 as commissioner. He announced last fall that he plans to retire next January.