He was a few years ahead of me in school, and I would go out to the baseball games and watch him play, ... I'm a big fan of the Orioles.

They had me a little shaky, ... But the guys told me, 'Coach, sit back and relax, we're going to win this thing.' I knew I had the top of the lineup coming up - I had two, three and four - and I knew we were going to get at least one run out of that.

Unfortunately, and I'm just being honest here, the way the session ended in June, and there's been no consultation since, has lent itself for me to believe that the animosity of the spring will unfortunately continue, ... That's not necessarily the way I'd like it to be, but I don't see any indication of a greater willingness to work cooperatively. I'm just basing it on past performance.

My personal bias is to let districts and schools and teachers make the adjustments and not to try to look at a system-wide adjustment.

Everything is going up, food is going up and gas is going up, it really doesn't bother me, ... I typically fill up once a week and that is usually about $100.