Last opener or not, Selig takes in Brewers

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 31, 2014 at 7:28 pm •  Published: March 31, 2014
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MILWAUKEE (AP) — If Monday really was Bud Selig's last opening day as baseball commissioner, he selected quite the game to watch.

The Brewers beat the Atlanta Braves 2-0 in a contest that featured the return of Milwaukee star Ryan Braun from a drug suspension and the first call overturned under baseball's expanded replay system.

The reversed call also involved Braun, with an umpire in New York turning his infield single into an out.

Braun received a standing ovation before his first at-bat. Selig said hometown fans are supposed to root for their players, called it a "wonderful reaction" and wished everybody well.

Selig, in charge of baseball since September 1992, insisted this would be his last opener. He has apparently has resisted pleas from owners like the Brewers' Mark Attanasio to stay on the job.

Selig previously owned the Brewers.