“I was talking once with Robin Yount and George Brett and said they were getting to be the exceptions (players who stayed in one place). But they were such big parts of their communities. Their communities were better off that they stayed. And the players said they were better off, too. So, yes, baseball would be better with Albert in St. Louis.”
Jesus Christ Bud. You've said some stupid shit in your time (see: "Abner Doubleday invented baseball as long as we believe hard enough") but when you're the commissioner of a league that has not only been convicted of owner-collusion 3 times in the last 30 years and which has had a major, world-series-canceling work stoppage that almost crashed the sport the cause of which was very largely the players' residual resentment due to owner collusion....well, this is a really really really stupid thing to say, my man.