The Yankees seem to me to be in a very corrupt system. I don’t actually believe in baseball anymore and I’d prefer personally to watch a contact sport like football or college football. I am disillusioned by baseball; it’s like a lot of grown-up, entitled, horribly behaving kids spitting, hitching up their crotches and being naughty. I got this way because of my godson. He now tells me, “I don’t believe in them anymore. They take drugs and steroids. They are not even real sportsmen and athletes who you can admire. They behave like bullies and villains. They have totally disillusioned me.”

How about that from an 11-year-old who has a big shirt signed on his wall from Derek Jeter? They lost this kid. They lost me.