The baseball establishment is permissive about revelry.
I lost money, coaching jobs, a shot at the Hall of Fame.
Baseball was socially relevant, and so was my rebellion against it.
It was so difficult for the fans to understand my problems with baseball.
I'm a human being I'm not a piece of property. I am not a consignment of goods.
People try to make a Greek tragedy of my life, and they can't do it. I'm too happy.
I'd often wondered what would I do if I were ever traded, because it happened many, many times.
But I want you to know that what I'm doing here I'm doing as a ballplayer, a major league ballplayer.
If you destroyed the underpinnings of this great American sport, you are a hated, ugly, detestable person.