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Selig on retirement talk: 'You can believe it'

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Baseball commissioner Bud Selig told CBS Sports on Friday that he will definitely retire when his contract is up in 2015.

"You can believe it," he said.

Selig was reportedly offered a five-year extension when he accepted a two-year contract last year. When the term expires on Jan. 15, 2015, he will be 80 years old.

Selig has said in the past that he would retire, only to change his mind.

Selig is popular with the owners as the sport has grown into an $8 billion industry. He has also shown the ability to get along with a variety of personalities that make up the league's 30 owners.

The owners want him to stay on the job longer and are skeptical that he will actually step down, but he said he really will this time.

"I really am," he said. "I know the owners are having a tough time with it ... (But) I am serious."
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