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[9/2/2013] Decision on commissioner selection process expected during next owner meeting

by on Sep.02, 2013 @ 11:00 pm, under NPB

An executive committee meeting was held in Tokyo today.  A number of issues were discussed, including, but not limited to:

  • Suggestions for the commissioner selection process were organized for the next owners meeting on the 19th.  A decision expected at the meeting.
  • Members were notified that discussions between the NPB and the MLB on the next posting system agreement will resume again shortly.  Suggestions and proposals have been made, but talks broke down because of the recent MLB drug scandal.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/2/2013

UPDATE 9/5 @ 6:05pm -

The CL held a board of directors meeting on Monday and confirm tie-break rules for the Climax Series.  There are currently three teams in the vicinity of third place.  If there is a tie at third, the team with the best head-on winning percentage will advance to the Climax Series.  If there is a tie in head-on winning percentage, then last year's standings will be used to determine which team advances.

Source: Daily Sports 9/3/2013

The NPB is considering a move to have future NPB commissioner terms begin on January 1 or February 1.  Current commissioner Ryozo Kato began his term when he was appointed during an owner meeting in July and will officially end on July 11, 2014.  To avoid confusion, the league feels it might be best to avoid changing commissioners mid-season.

The NPB also feels there is a need to synchronize the terms for the NPB commissioner and chairman of the NPB.  Both positions are held by the same person, but currently begin on different dates.

Source: Sponichi 9/3/2013