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The Italians believe that if Mike Piazza was to apply for dual citizenship, he would be granted it.
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#Citizenship

Let's assume steroids are very bad to take, but I have no doubt that they are not worse than cigarettes, ... I would never say that to the clubs as an individual who represents the interests of players, 'Gee, I guess by not allowing baseball to suspend and fine players for smoking cigarettes, I am not protecting their health.'
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#Doubt

Seattle is certainly in the running. It has a fair shot.
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#Running

Part of our task is to let a consensus emerge.
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#Consensus

I don't think it was very hard.
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#Hard

We don't want the world to know if a guy tested positive in out-of-competition testing -- that's part of the arrangement we made. If they're playing in the tournament and test positive, their removal will be an indication why they were removed.
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#Competition

We've notified Major League Baseball we may or may not disagree.
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#Baseball

I'm not sure what Alex is doing right now. I think, most likely, what U.S.A. Baseball will do is leave a few spots open for players who are on the fence.
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#Baseball

This is Olympic-style-sponsored and WADA-sponsored testing. The International Baseball Federation would not sanction it unless it could have the same testing with the same frequency for the same substances in the same laboratories.
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#Baseball

We're delighted we could reach agreement with ESPN on what will prove to be, I'm confident, historic broadcasts of the sport. There is a style and intensity that ESPN brings to baseball that makes this agreement the perfect fit for the inaugural games.
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#Agreement

In my experience with talking to players who have opted out of the tournament, it's not pressure from the club, it's the pressure they themselves feel. Absence may make the heart grow fonder, but it may not get you a spot on the roster.
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#Experience

We don't believe the tournament is going to create any greater number of injuries than spring training itself would.
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#Believe

My understanding is that Pedro, very frankly, is doubtful.
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#Understanding

I have not spoken with Manny himself, but I have spoken with people who represent him. Coming to camp on March 1 does not bode well for Manny to be able to play. But Manny is eligible and obviously the Dominican team would love to have Manny play.
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#People

I think there has been a failure by some people in the press to distinguish between a player who's not playing because he feels he can't and the guy who's not interested in playing in this kind of tournament. The latter kinds of guys are very few in number.
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#Failure

Coming to camp on March 1 doesn't bode well for Manny's participation.
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#Participation

That's as many tickets that have been sold for the Winter Olympics.
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#Olympics

This tournament is going to be a whole lot of fun. It's going to be fun watching Johan Santana in that uniform pitching against David Ortiz in his uniform. It's just going to be that kind of exciting event.
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#Fun

It's going to be a lot of fun.
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#Fun

There was a time when people were saying, 'Will there be a next time?' Now it's a given. That's a tribute to the tournament and how it has been conducted. It is now a given there will be a tournament in 2009.
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#People

I think Cuba could host games in the next edition, although not the games in the last rounds, but I don't see why it couldn't host the first round games.
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#Games