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Bud Selig is retiring as the commissioner of Major League Baseball, and Bud Selig's wife Suzanne Selig or "Sue" for short, can now advise him more on what pieces of art to buy. She is on the board at the Milwaukee Art Museum, and she lets him make all the purchasing selections, as she explained in a 2007 USA Today article. She also calls her husband "obsessive-compulsive," which I would think is useful for a guy who always has a lot to do. Now, Bud will have less to do. Or at least he'll have more time to do other things.
Selig married his wife Sue back in the 70's, and back then she was a real estate broker in their fine city of Milwaukee. Bud, in addition to being the president of the Milwaukee Brewers (at that time a new baseball club) was also the proprietor of a car dealership. You can imagine how difficult it would have been to keep that business going after becoming the commish in the 90's. The Brewers actually used to be a team called the Seattle Pilots, and after Bud picked them up in 1970, he moved them to Milwaukee. After Sue married Bud, she started focusing much of her attention on community outreach and charity. She was an organizer for Auxiliary of Mount Sinai Medical Center, and she was also part of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation Campaign.
Bud and wife Sue have kids from separate marriages, but they're all one big family and have been for some time. Sue's daughter is named Lisa Steinman, and she works for MLB. Nice to be able to get a job from the stepdad. Bud's daughters are Wendy and Sari, and they've got kids of their own now. Incidentally, Bud kept his ownership in the family after he became Commissioner. He transferred the ownership to his daughter to avoid "conflicts of interest." I mean, I don't think that would really avoid conflicts of interest at all, but it's a legally good enough move. The Brewers are a cool organization. Glad to see they're still chugging along.
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It's all but totally confirmed that Joe Maddon will be the Cubs' new manager, and Joe Maddon's wife Jaye Maddon is knows exactly how to transport her dogs to Chicago. The couple had a house in California where their three dogs lived, but they decided last year to move them to Florida where Joe was coaching the Rays. Jaye could not stomach moving her Great Dane and English Bulldog via plane since the Great Dane suffers from bloat and putting dogs in a cargo hold is generally pretty horrible. So their solution was to buy a recreational vehicle-- a home on wheels.
Now it looks like Joe and wife Jaye will put that badboy to use once again. Jaye and Joe met in California, and they've actually already got three separate homes in Pennsylvania, Tampa, and California. That will likely change now, but the California home is certainly not going anywhere since Jaye spends most of her time there teaching law at the University of Phoenix. The couple met back in 1995 when they were both married to other people, and it was only in 2008 when they finally tied the knot. Jaye was working as an accountant at an athletic club that Joe used to go when he was the Angels coach, and he used to leave her tickets to the games since she was and remains a huge baseball fan. Must be pretty cool to have a wife who actually digs baseball when you're a baseball manager. Too bad she's an Angels fan and not a Cubs fan. The two teams don't really even play each other.
The couple also both like fast cars, according to the Tampa Tribue. They apparently have quite a lot in common, and their living arrangement seems to be working out for them quite well (they apparently don't seem a whole lot of each other since Jaye prefers to stay in California. Jaye's best friend says of the couple: "I would say they are perfectly matched."
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Karlos Williams' girlfriend Miranda Wilhelm is trying to call off investigations into a domestic battery complaint involving her and Karlos. As you might imagine, this is really bad PR for Florida State, as the school has been riddled with these issues recently. There have been three separate Flordia State starters to be accused of spousal abuse in the past two years. I don't really know how to respond to that. Can we just not hit the ladyfolk, please?
Mirana made a statement on Instagram with pictures explaining how she suffers from abuse, and she includes shots of welts and bruises. It's important to know that Karlos Williams was never mentioned by name. Here is the statement:
Domestic violence is NEVER okay. I have learned why women keep secrets and [are] scared to come forward. I'm ashamed to say I did the same thing but I am ready to speak up for women in situations like myself. I pray one day everyone sees your true colors and for what you really are. This was done to me 2 nights ago by a man I lived with for two years and bared two children by. Hopefully therapy will help you one day fix this and your sons never even work their hands to hurt a woman, mind you a pregnant woman to this extent.
The battery complaint report was not filed by her, and she told everyone she'd never spoken with the police. She has since deleted her Instagram account, and we already know she's asking police to stop investigations; they rarely do in cases like these, as I understand it. We can postulate that one of her friends or family members saw her Instagram post and made a call to police on behalf of Wilhelm. You'd like to think there's a Larry David-type situation that explains all of this-- you know, she'd been to a really intense masseuse that gave her bruises, and she was playing a joke over Instagram. Sadly, that seems highly unlikely. I'm curious to see where this goes.
The status of their relationship is unclear at this time. There are conflicting reports suggesting they have split, while others indicate they are still together.