Major League Baseball is a national institution and we take our responsibilities seriously when it comes to how the game affects the lives of American youth.
So that there is no misunderstanding from my perspective, I will suspend any player who tests positive for an illegal steroid. There will be no exceptions. The (players) union is aware of that and they accept it.
Major League Baseball has always recognized the influence that our stars can have on the youth of America. As such, we are concerned that recent revelations and allegations of steroid use have been sending a terrible message to young people.
The one thing we know today is we can't continue to do business the way we have in the past.
I don't know how we could use it to improve the job that umpires do, ... The human element in sport has always been a big part of the game. I'm a football fan, too, and I hate instant replay in the NFL. Football games are taking four hours.
I want to be my usual painstaking, cautious, slow, conservative self in analyzing it.
I do have a lot of concerns but I am happy to say the Mets aren't one of them.
You mean guys don't get injured in spring training? Guys get hurt walking down the street. All the managers, pitching coaches (are) very sensitive. Look, you can always pick at something, but there's a broader picture, a grander picture.
You mean guys don't get injured in spring training? Guys get hurt walking down the street.
How lucky have we been that the face of baseball for the past two decades, through ups and downs, has been Derek Jeter.
The appetite for more instant replay in the sport is very low.
On behalf of Major League Baseball, I am terribly saddened by the sudden passing of Kirby Puckett. He was a Hall of Famer in every sense of the term. He was revered throughout the country and will be remembered wherever the game is played. Kirby was taken from us much too soon — and too quickly.
St. Louis is closer to Minneapolis than Milwaukee is.
Money has to be put in the way a club feels it should. If you put money in a new ballpark, that helps to generate revenue so you can spend more money. It should be spent to make the club's operations the best. That will help in the end, and it will mean enhanced payroll.
The greatest country in the history of the world being attacked. So all of this doesn't mean very much today.
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