Yes he does. “@Dustin_Farrell: @pedrogomezESPN Selig makes $18 million?! Holly shit!”That salary is more than the entire Downtown Tampa TIF generates in bondable real estate taxes. And since Mayor Buckhorn explained those revenues can be bonded at a 10-to-1 rate over 30 years (Field of Schemes' Neil deMause says the rate is even higher), Selig could conceivably bond $200 million on his salary alone.
— Pedro Gomez (@pedrogomezESPN) September 5, 2013
$200 million!?!?! That's probably enough to close the giant gap that's prohibited the Rays' Stadium Saga from moving forward!
Now, now, I recognize Selig isn't going to remain commissioner for 30 more years and no bank would give him a $200 million personal bond. But then again, would it be that hard for the league to commit $18M a year to a new Rays stadium?