Greg called me in Vancouver recently at 1 a.m. and he was still at the office, answering e-mails. We talked of his vision of the program and the explosion of Canadians. That shows his dedication with two young children at home. You're around Greg, you become a better person.
Scouts and college recruiters realized Canada was an untapped market. We have a gold mine of athletes, lots of kids willing to work hard.
I'm trying leave the program in better shape than when I joined. We want to keep the Canadian pride alive. Thinking back, those years were the best I've experienced in baseball. And I've gotten more out of the game than most that wore that wore the Maple Leaf.