“I know it hasn’t been easy. It looks easy now because you are looking good standing on this stage and you have won the ultimate prize. The ultimate prize of Major League Baseball and that means something very, very special because we stand here at this moment because you are the world champions of baseball. And we are happy. We are just happy to be in your presence.
“You know, on occasions I would share with Henry one of my favorite quotes from Shakespeare written in the play Romeo and Juliet. Henry was my Romeo. I was his Juliet. And the quote that I often read or cited to him, I want to share with these young men and simply say, you are Romeo, we are Juliet. And remember you are so great that I want you to remember these words: ‘When he shall die, take him and cut him into little stars. And he will make the heavens so wonderful that the world will be in love with night and never worship the garish sun.’