Statements about Baseball

Peter Kilmartin voted for the 38 Studios loan guarantee and his State House job was to "twist [legislator’s] arms to vote for deals like this."

The economic impact of new Atlanta Braves stadium includes 9,241 new jobs and $295 million in wages.

"These 60 acres (the Atlanta Braves want to build a stadium on) have produced zero SPLOST money for parks and recreation, have produced zero money for education."      

The deficit this year could pay "all of the 2013 salaries of every professional baseball player for the next 248 years."

The majority of public funding for the Marlins stadium "came from hotel taxes, the burden of which is incurred by tourists who are visiting our city, NOT the resident taxpayers."

"The legislature was never given the opportunity to debate or vote on loaning $75 million to 38 Studios."

"Rooting for the Red Sox is like rooting for the drug companies."

Says his barehanded catch posted on YouTube is real.

Says "$30 million gap" in stadium funding forced the Portland Beavers to leave.

"The first professional baseball team was from an Ohio city."

"I remember one of [Curt Schilling's] teammates said he painted his sock, the bloody sock."

The Tampa Bay Rays' "prices have been judged the most affordable in all of professional sports."

The final pitch of Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series "was a foot and half probably high and outside."

"Baseball and insurance are the only industries exempt from antitrust laws."

"Mathematically, the White Sox can still get in the playoffs."

On which team he's rooting for in the World Series.

The Red Sox waited "87 long years" to win the World Series.

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