As commissioner of Major League Baseball, Bud Selig has some important tasks. He serves as the face of the league, oversees important investigations and carefully manages the ebbs and flows of professional baseball.
And apparently, in order to fulfill those duties, Selig hasn't had to send a single e-mail.
In his entire career.
This week the 78-year-old Selig admitted, somewhat unbelievably, that he has never sent an electronic message in his life. And he has no plans to start now.
"I've never sent an email," Selig said this week, "and I never will."
Selig, who is the eldest of the four major North American sports commissioners, has insisted that he plans on retiring when his current contract is up on Jan. 15, 2015. He would be 80 years old. Hopefully he can keep his streak alive and avoid all electronic mail for the next year and a half.
The good news is that Selig has upgraded to an iPhone, so at least he's we know he's not stuck with a BlackBerry. Now that would be embarrassing.