I am terribly saddened to learn of the passing of Harry Dalton. He was one of the great general managers of our generation. I was fortunate to have him serve as general manager of the Milwaukee Brewers from 1978 through 1991.
Local ownership there was critical, and it was crucial to Carl Lindner. The one overriding goal we had was to have local ownership.
He's a partner in the Cardinals and he's been with Bill DeWitt in other deals. Everybody raves about him. He's very personable and a Cincinnati man. I think it's great. Frankly this was an easy one. This was quick.
His distinct voice was a comfort to a generation of baseball fans in New England and throughout the country.
I poured my heart out in that call.
One of my priorities -- one of the game's priorities -- is the internationalization of baseball. We're doing everything we can to move the sport in an international direction. I think it's going to be absolutely spectacular.
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.
This is an important and very historic development for Major League Baseball. Baseball has always served as a bridge that links generations. We created this academy to shore up that bridge in the urban community.
This gathering of baseball's brightest stars will be an outstanding platform to grow the game internationally.
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 positive shelf life of a new stadium has shrunk considerably. The new parks in themselves can't be a long-term or mid-term panacea.
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.
There are many franchises today, and again I could begin to articulate them one by one, who have deep trouble.... We have a remarkable number of teams losing a lot of money.
The one thing we know today is we can't continue to do business the way we have in the past.
The greatest country in the history of the world being attacked. So all of this doesn't mean very much today.