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Maddon effusive with praise for Selig after retirement news

Maddon effusive with praise for Selig after retirement news

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NEW YORK -- Manager Joe Maddon has nothing but good things to say about Commissioner Bud Selig, who announced on Thursday that he will retire in January 2015.

"I know Mr. Selig's been very good to me, very kind to me," Maddon said. "Having experiences with him in the playoffs several years ago, I thought we became friends. I know there's been a lot of controversy over the last several years, but I think overall, the legacy is going to be a great one regarding the state of the game.

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"I always base, or judge people, on how they treat me, and I think everyone else should do that. He was wonderful to me, and as a group he was wonderful to us. So I have nothing but great memories, and I wish him well."

Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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