Pat Gillick — American Businessman born on August 22, 1937,

Lawrence Patrick David Gillick is an American professional baseball executive, currently serving as the president of the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball. He previously served as the general manager of four MLB teams: the Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, and Phillies. He guided the Blue Jays to World Series championships in 1992 and 1993, and later with the Phillies in 2008... (wikipedia)

Building a baseball team is like building a house. You look for the best architects, the best builders - and then you let them do their jobs.
You need to have camaraderie in the clubhouse. Wherever you're working, be it a baseball team or at a business, you want to walk in there and say, 'Geez, it's great to be at work. Let's go get 'em,' as opposed to walking in there knowing there's going to be a commotion.
Texting is a lot like an answering machine. If you don't want to talk to somebody, it's like screening your calls. To me, it's a way of communication, but not one that I favor.
I was lucky to go to work every day for 50 years, to a job that I loved.
No matter how much technology changes scouting, no matter how much free agency and big TV contracts change the business of baseball, I hope and pray that the heart of the game will never change.

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