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Bud Selig Hates the Chicago Cubs

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Add Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig to the growing list of constituents who oppose the “Cubs Tax,” which would apply a small surcharge to all Cactus League tickets in order to help fund the construction of new facilities in Mesa, Arizona to keep the Cubs springing there.


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An Arizona attorney hired by Selig’s office says a proposal to create a surcharge on tickets to all Phoenix-area spring training games is unfair.

Attorney Pat Ray made his comments during a legislative committee hearing Wednesday morning.

The legislation proposed by Phoenix Republican Rep. John McComish would add a $1 surcharge on auto rentals and an 8 percent surcharge on tickets to spring-training games played in Maricopa County, which includes the entire Phoenix area. SI.com.

I imagine Bud is wildly popular in Mesa right about now. It’s unclear whether the Commissioner’s Office could impact the plan – actually or functionally – but for now, things move forward. The Arizona legislature is advancing the measure, and the associated bill has come out of committee, ready for debate.


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Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor of Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.