A man who is cautious never sleeps with a girl, quite. He's so timid he never savors anything completely. Even an after-dinner speaker should be a little drunk on a tightrope. It keeps everyone's attention. Don't be cautious, Tony. Just don't be injudicious. If you write out your remarks it's an insult to an audience. It shows that your first priority is to protect yourself from them. They sense it. If you just have a few notes on a scrap paper, you'll walk away with more friends. They'll think, "Hey, he's honest."
Tags: Bill Veeck, Thomas Boswell, Tony LaRussa