confronts his past with very little remorse.
John is the hero. He did a great job. Now Rose admits John was correct.
There's nothing legally [Selig] can do, but if I were him I'd go out and see Bonds, and I would try to get him to tell me exactly what the truth is. Depending on what he tells me, I'd try to get him to go public and tell the public what the truth is.
Records set now have to have some sort of a cloud and might be tainted by what [the players] have been taking, if they've in fact been taking it. But we don't know what they're taking. We still need a lot more facts.
[Then Reds owner] Marge Schott , who was cheap, didn't like the players or the manager calling long distance from the clubhouse.
This is an effort that is 30 years too late. This should have been done when a lot of them were alive.
Nobody has more regard for Buck than I do. We're old friends. So I'm disappointed he wasn't elected. Yet, the ballots were secret. I have no idea who voted, and it's impossible to know what their reasons were.
The players are protected under the federal statutes. That's a mistake a lot of people have made, thinking the commissioner can do whatever he wants. His powers over the players are very limited.
I think the investigation is the right step. I don't think the issue is punishment, I think it's: 'Shouldn't the players be called to task for cheating, even if there is no punishment?' I think baseball has to recapture the moral high ground.