"I recognized the advantage the Cubs would have in playing in such close proximity to Chicago, and had there been a better option, I would have taken it," Selig wrote in the ad on page C16 of the Sports section.
"All of us involved in the decision regret the frustration the Astros and their fans felt about playing two games in Milwaukee."
There wasn't really a choice Selig could've made that would've made everyone happy. Owner Drayton McLane was slow to postpone the games in Houston for fear of losing the gate, while other, closer big league parks were already occupied on the Sunday and Monday the games needed to be played. Playing in Milwaukee wasn't the best option, but it wasn't the worst either. That would've been squeezing three games into two days after the season ended while the Astros fought for a playoff spot against the Iowa Cubs. The Astros had a right to be mad, but they need to move past this. Selig made a decision and needs to stand by it. His pandering to Houston fans with a weak non-apology is only making things worse.