We didn't encourage clubs to get overly aggressive, because we knew what he meant to our club in the midst of a pennant race. Ryan's an extremely talented player and is going to be an outstanding every day player in the big leagues. Despite the fact that a lot of people thought we should have been more aggressive in sending him away, we're happy we didn't.
The charity golf tournament raises money for the Dan Quayle Center and Museum in Huntington. As today's participants signed in, the flag at the Orchard Ridge County Club waved at half-staff to honor the memory of both Judge William Rehnquist, and the victims of Hurricane Katrina, a storm which has affected Quayle personally. My daughter and her husband live in New Orleans and they've been staying with us for the last week, ... It's been a roller coaster. They haven't been able to return to New Orleans, they don't know when they'll be able to go back. My daughter runs charter schools down there. When she goes back, she doesn't even know if she's gonna have a job.
Any semi-final is very important. There is a lot of personal and team pride at stake and it is a route into Europe. We are going into Wales to play a Welsh team, so there are lots of factors surrounding the game that make it a pretty exciting occasion. Everyone involved from this club is really looking forward to 5.15pm tomorrow.