Former Deputy MLB Chief Greenberg Rules Himself Out of Running for Commissioner Role

July 18, 2014

Former MLB deputy commissioner Steve Greenberg has ruled himself out of the running from the soon to be vacant position as MLB Commissioner.

Current MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, who has been in that role since 1998, is set to step down from the position next January and Greenberg was considered a strong candidate for the role.

But Greenberg didn’t fancy the role. 

“Early on, I told Bud I was not going to be a candidate,” Greenberg said to USA Today. “I’m sticking to that. I’m comfortable with that. I gave it a try in the early 90s, and I’m not at a place in my life where it makes sense to me. I know what’s involved. It’s a 24/7, 365-day schedule that the commissioner has to keep to do it right. The three years I spent in the commissioner’s office was exhausting.”