The idea came to me when some moron was pitching me a chewing gum which had magical powers which made women fall instantly in love.
Why not create a gum that could change baseball--for at least a season.
One season in my life.
So as CEO I did just that.
After I bought the San Diego ball club I showed up at Spring Training and told my manager that I wanted to pitch in a game.
He must have though I wanted a look at the pitchers this year and told me he would call the bullpen coach.
No, I said--I wanted to get in a game.
They knew nothing about my Gumball.
In fact very few did.
All I knew was that if you applied the gum to the ball it turned into a major pitch and on that basis I was about to become a legendary owner-player.
I felt like I was 12 years old all over again.