June 28, 1949
It's what you've been a part of for so long. I don't think I can watch a game without an interest in who wins.
I've been in just about every situation as a player and coach and manager. I've been in the playoffs, World Series, and I know how to get there.
I'm going to try to enjoy the All-Star break, hope my players reflect on what happened the first half of the season, come back with a different attitude, try to find our solution on how to win it.
I know what I have to do and I plan to do it. It's a good time to get it done and get it behind me. It's treatable, so why not treat it now? My family will give me comfort but I have to do this alone.