December 17, 2001
The Week in Quotes
THE WORST IDEA EVER GOES TO WASHINGTON
"The summary information they have turned over to us is meaningless in the
absence of learning details concerning related-party transactions' salaries
and fees received by the owners and their families; and the impact of
stadium-acquisition loans by stadiums. In essence, what they have told us
is, 'We lose money, but we can't trust you with the details.'"
"With all due respect, if fans are going to get those kinds of nebulous
responses from the commissioner of baseball, there's almost a compelling
reason from the whole lot of us to support the legislation so we can get
some direct answers."
"You can go ahead with this, but I submit there will be a very heavy price."
ALSO BAD IDEAS
"In our situation, we could use a leadoff hitter. I still think [Knoblauch]
runs well and still think he has value as a leadoff hitter. I would
entertain thoughts of moving him to center, but right now that's Carlos
Beltran's position and that's where Carlos is going to start the season."
"This organization has kind of built something with last year. I don't want
to go back to sub-.500. We have to continue to move forward, and when you
throw two kids out there, you have to suffer whatever you get."
UM, NOT SO MUCH, NO
"If we're healthy and all the pieces are in place, I feel real good about
this team. Just give me a full deck and we'll take our chances."
"I'm always suspicious of guys who've got a famous father."
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