Owning the Yankees is like owning the Mona Lisa.
You shouldn't have any betting in the locker room at all, whether it's baseball or it's horses. You can't beat the horses. You can't beat any kind of gambling because they have the odds.
As I have said many times - my father was a great fan of Bill Dickey's and he certainly loved the Yankees. I hope that he would be pleased.
Winning is the most important thing in my life, after breathing. Breathing first, winning next.
Don't talk to me about aesthetics or tradition. Talk to me about what sells and what's good right now. And what the American people like is to think the underdog still has a chance.
I haven't always done a good job, and I haven't always been successful - but I know that I have tried.
I will never have a heart attack. I give them.
I'm really 95 percent Mr. Rogers, and only 5 percent Oscar the Grouch.'
As I've always said, the way New Yorkers back us we have to produce for them.
I am tough. Sometimes I'm unreasonable. I have to catch myself every once in a while.
We plan absentee ownership as far as running the Yankees is concerned.
But why shouldn't I speak out? Don't you speak out in this country?
People keep coming up to me and asking, 'How does it feel to be banned for life?' Banned for life. I wasn't banned for life. There was never a word of suspension, probation or ban in that agreement. It was never meant to be part of it.
I am dead set against free agency. It can ruin baseball.
I haven't always made the right decisions.
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