To go from Yale to the National League is simply to go from one form of management to another.
There’s nothing bad that accrues from baseball.
I’m the world’s expert on sterotypes held by academics about athletes and held by athletes about academics. To me, both of them are caricatures.
On matters of race, on matters of decency, baseball should lead the way.
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.