For me, baseball is the most nourishing game outside of literature. They both are re-tellings of human experience.
There are a lot of people who know me who can’t understand for the life of them why I would got to work on something as unserious as baseball. If they only knew.
The professionals must set a good example.
Some of my academic friends think I’ve fallen from a very special grace.
We have an obligation to spread amateur baseball both at home and abroad. Building up the game at all levels – Little League, Babe Ruth Leagues, the colleges – is in our own self-interest. That’s where the pool of talent is – and also of fans.
No one man is superior to the game.
I think that the young people today feel a tremendous sense of responsibility to their brothers and sisters because of the sacrifices that most families make to send their children to college.
Major sports are major parts of society. It’s not anomalous to have people who love sports come from other parts of that society.
A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.
All I ever wanted to be was president of the American League.