Why former baseball commissioner Bud Selig dropped f-bomb at the White House

Selig recounts an exchange with Al Gore in his book, "For the Good of the Game"

July 9, 2019, 4:00 AM

Bud Selig presided over Major League Baseball as commissioner for 22 years -- a tenure that included a canceled World Series, the steroids era, its aftermath, a dramatic expansion of the league and of the economics of the game.

In all that time, Selig, who admits to frequently using expletives, said he only once dropped an F-bomb on a sitting vice president. He recounted getting into heated discussion with then-Vice President Al Gore in his new book, "For the Good of the Game," after he felt that Gore was taking the players' union's side during a tense meeting at the White House.

"I know I can on occasion drop a lot of F-bombs and do a lot of other things," Selig told ABC Political Director Rick Klein on the "Powerhouse Politics" podcast, in a special edition recorded the week of the MLB All-Star Game. "It was pretty wild because you know it was the future of the game. We worked our way around it -- went through a lot of torture though."

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