The baseball establishment is permissive about revelry.
Whatever I contributed to the unique morale of the Cardinals was part of this growth, and so, of course, was my decision to have it out in public with the owners of organized baseball.
People try to make a Greek tragedy of my life, and they can't do it. I'm too happy.
Baseball was socially relevant, and so was my rebellion against it.
I lost money, coaching jobs, a shot at the Hall of Fame.