The Milwaukee Brewers have announced on Aug 24 they will be unveiling a seven foot statue of Bud Selig outside Miller Park. Bud Selig bought the Seattle Pilots in bankruptcy court in 1970 and moved them to Milwaukee and renamed them. Selig has done a lot for the Brewers, but he also has many die-hard Brewer fans who are not fond of Selig either.
The statue is a nice touch for a man who did bring baseball back to Milwaukee. During his tenure as owner for the Brewers many fans felt he did not do enough as far as bringing players in when he had a chance. Being a small market had something to do with it. When he sold the team in 2005 to a group headed by Mark Attanasio many fans rejoiced. No matter what a statue is a very nice touch as he is part of Milwaukee Brewer history the good and the bad.