Bud Selig likes to puff himself up and crow about baseball's "renaissance" during his term as commissioner, referring to it as the "golden era."
He said it in 2004, said it in 2006 and said it again during 2007 All-Star game festivities in San Francisco. He believes it. And he's correct, in the literal sense. Baseball has never mined more gold than during his 18 years as commissioner. It's very, very prosperous.