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You will lose a country if you impose autumn on a people who need and deserve a summer without yet another denial.

On the baseball strike of 1981.

Bart Giamatti
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Commissioner of Baseball

It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring when everything else begins again and it blossoms in summer, filling the afternoons and evenings and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone. You count on it. Rely on it to buffer the passage of time, to keep the memory of sunshine and high skies alive and then just when the days are all twilight, when you need it most, it stops

Bart Giamatti
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Commissioner of Baseball

When I was seven years old, my father took me to Fenway Park for the first time, and as I grew up I knew that as a building it was on the level with Mount Olympus, the Pyramid at Giza, the nation's Capitol, the Czar's Winter Palace and the Louvre. Except, of course, that it was better than all those inconsequential places.

Bart Giamatti
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Commissioner of Baseball
Contributed by: Casey Kane

It is a ridiculous way to negotiate a contract and trivializes the whole process and demeans the participants. I'm sorry anyone thought it was a good idea. I look forward to talking with Mrs. Schott about it.

When Reds owner Marge Schott used a coin toss to determine whether outfielder Kal Daniels would get his requested salary of $325,000 or the team offer of $300,000

Bart Giamatti
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Commissioner of Baseball

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