November 6, 2001
The Week in Quotes
October 29-November 5
"I wouldn't move on the bench. I wanted to get up and watch for the whole
inning, but I was playing the luck seat."
"Nobody likes to get beat up as badly as we got beat up. The only saving
grace is that it was only one game. We were in the position to be able to
"I can't think of a better way to go out in my last game at Yankee Stadium.
You don't want to put yourself in this position every night, but it makes
for exciting baseball."
"We had a lead, we had six outs left to go in the ballgame. That's the way
we hoped it would work out. Unfortunately, it didn't."
"Jon Miller said Byung-Hyun Kim doesn't speak any English, but I'm watching
the game on TV and can read lips a little. Apparently Kim knows at least one
word. I just can't mention it on the air."
THE WORST IDEA EVER
"These issues are painful, very painful. No question about it. My
sensitivity to these matters is always shaped by my own personal experience.
But as commissioner, there's always a responsibility to deal with our
problems. So I'll deal with them, as commissioner. But it doesn't make my
job any easier."
"I've sat around for the last 10 years pouring money into the operation for
the purpose of keeping baseball in Minnesota, and we're in a time of
recession. I have an obligation to my family and I am going to do what is
right for my family."
"People are winning with the payroll that we have. So, for me and the
direction that I'm giving the organization, [I believe] we can do this. If
somebody else can do this, why can't we? We've got to find a way to be more
efficient, work smarter and make better decisions. That's the kind of
direction that I want to give our people."
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