Oh, Bud. You are not good at your job.
MLB commissioner Bud Selig acts like he cares about making the draft more appealing to larger audiences (I’m not going to get into the details here…but read this for some simple suggestions on how to improve a draft that hopes casual fans will be excited to watch a selection process where like 38% of the first 30 players picked will ever even don a big league uni).
So on Monday, the first business day after the conclusion of the draft, I log on to MLB.com to read up on a couple draftees (like the dude in the pic, A’s first-rounder Jemile Weeks, brother of Rickie and hopefully dude who OPSes like 2.300 in three years’ time). And where do I find a link to draft info? Pretty much nowhere.
I finally locate a hyperlink to the word “draft” in like 8-point type, buried within the text of some fantasy baseball article teaser located about 3/4 of the way down the homepage. And there’s your entry point, ladies and gentlemen. Great work, Bud. Way to give it some play. Douche.