Baseball is clearly, by any definition, a social institution. And, so the progress that we’ve seen, is it perfect? No, but life is not perfect, and society certainly isn’t perfect. But what we’ve seen is really encouraging. And that’s a great compliment to baseball and American society in every way.
(Selig’s changes) have left a lasting impact on baseball, most importantly for the fans of this great game. At his heart, Bud is a baseball fan, and that perspective has driven all he has done during his time as Commissioner. That is his legacy.
When I got to Boston, they hadn't won in 86 years. We didn't run from that challenge. We embraced it. We decided the way to attack it was to build the best baseball operation that we could, to try to establish a winning culture.