Maybe Bud Selig's replacement won't be a baseball guy, after all.
The search to replace Selig as the Major League Baseball commissioner has a favorite in Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger, according to the New York Post.
Such iconic baseball - and sports - names like Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bob Costas have been thrown around as possible Selig successors, but Iger may have the inside track.
As part of his work with Disney, Iger oversees ESPN and ABC, but his contract with the company extends through 2016, creating a potential issue given Selig is slated to step down Jan. 24.
The NY Post quoted a source:
"MLB has expressed an enormous amount of interest in Iger as a potential candidate. But he is still contracted at Disney for another two years, and no official talks have taken place. He definitely hasn't been offered the job - yet."
Iger - or any other candidate - won't simply be handed the job. An MLB committee will nominate candidates and the league owners will then vote, with 24 votes out of 30 as the minimum requirement.