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Selig: MLB has 'never been more popular'


Commissioner Bud Selig, who intends to retire when his contract ends in January 2015, made a farewell-tour stop Friday at Coors Field.
   In a wide-ranging interview before the Colorado Rockies-New York Mets game, Selig suggested baseball has "never been more popular," despite detractors suggesting it is not as popular among younger generations.
   Selig said MLB, which opened its 2014 season in Australia with the Los Angeles Dodgers facing the Arizona Diamondbacks, again will have an international presence next season.
   The commissioner mostly steered clear of talk regarding the NBA controversy regarding Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's alleged racist remarks.
   Asked if MLB would be equipped to handle a similar situation, Selig alluded to one-time controversies involving Marge Schott and George Steinbrenner.

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