Baseball is a game of life. It’s not perfect, but it feels like it is. That’s the magic of it.
Our sport is part of the American soul, and it’s ours to borrow. Just for a while. If all of us who love baseball are doing our jobs, then those who get the game from us will be as proud to be a part of it as we were, and we are.
This game is a gift, and I am humbled - very humbled - to accept its greatest honor. Thank you very much.