What makes the California League special?
The unique thing about the California League is its travel. We're the easiest travel league in the country.
Outside of the Cal League, what's your favorite Minor League ballpark?
That one in Dayton (Fifth Third Field). I was very impressed with that. It's right downtown and laid out well, with great concessions.
Who is the best player you've seen come through the California League?
Oh man, why did you have to ask me that? How can I pick between guys like Reggie Jackson, Rollie Fingers, Mark McGwire?
What's the one initiative you'd like to see accomplished before your term ends in 2010?
Finishing out with all new ballparks.
What's your favorite offseason activity?
I don't really have one.
Being the league president is...
A very corporate business job today.
What's the best thing about Minor League Baseball?
The fans and the promotions that occur at ballparks today.
Andrew Tarica is an editor for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.