Professor Molly Yanity: Bud Selig will leave more questions than answers when he retires in January 2015

Students in the Ed McMahon Mass Communications Center at Quinnipiac University

Students in the Ed McMahon Mass Communications Center at Quinnipiac University

Molly Yanity, assistant professor of journalism in the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University, is available to discuss Bud Selig’s announcement that he will retire as Major League Baseball commissioner on January 24, 2015.

“Bud Selig will leave more questions than answers when he retires in January 2015,” said Yanity. “Why didn’t he do more regarding performance enhancers in the late 90s/early 2000s? Did he do enough when he acted? Will Pete Rose enter the Hall of Fame? Should he? Was the World Series worth canceling? Should All-Star games end in ties, or should they ‘matter?’ The game might be better, but there are deep schisms that are both new and old.”

Yanity teaches, among other things, sports-media-culture and reporting for the Web. She covered sports for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer from 2001-2009, was a regular on sports talk radio in Seattle and Spokane, and received her PhD in mass communication from Ohio University in 2013. She has also been published in the International Journal of Sport Communication and the Chronicle of Higher Education.

To schedule an interview with Yanity, please call John Morgan, associate vice president for public relations, at 203-206-4449.


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