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The ones responsible remain unscathed

Updated: February 16, 2005, 6:40 PM ET
By Ray Ratto | Special to ESPN.com

Well, we have a winner in the NHL's Great Lemming-Off.

Bud Selig.

The baseball commissioner, who has been a magnet for public abuse through much of his tenure, comes off like Doctor Suave when compared with Gary Bettman.

Then again, Bettman has merely done what he has been told to do. So when he stood before an incredulous continent to explain as best he could why the National Hockey League has shut itself down, he was doing so for 30 folks standing behind the ...

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