Ruben Amaro Jr. prior to the Phillies’ signing of their big Cuban


(Ruben Amaro Jr., prior to the signing of Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez):

What you lookin’ at? You all a bunch of fuckin’ assholes – Keith Law and you list makers. You know why? You don’t have the guts to be what you wanna be? You need people like me. You need people like me so you can point your fuckin’ fingers and say, “That’s the bad guy.” So… what that make you? Good? You’re not good. You just know how to hide, how to lie. Me, I don’t have that problem. Me, I always tell the truth. Even when I lie. So say good night to the bad guy! Come on. The last time you gonna see a bad guy like this again, let me tell you. Come on. Make way for the bad guy. There’s a bad guy comin’ through! Better get outta his way!

Fuck your prospect lists. Fuck you calling my farm the worst in the league. I’m signing Gonzalez. Say hallo to my lil’ friend!

You know what? Fuck you! How about that?

I’m Ruben Amaro! You fuck with me, you fuckin’ with the best!

In this league, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women.

I never fucked anybody over in my life didn’t have it coming to them. You got that? All I have in this world is my balls and my word and I don’t break them for no one. Do you understand? That piece of shit up there (Keith Law), I never liked him, I never trusted him. For all I know he had me set up and had my friend Harry Kalas killed. But that’s history. I’m here, he’s not. Do you wanna go on with me, you say it. You don’t, then you make a move.

You think you can take me, Law? You need a fuckin’ army if you gonna take me.

We also obtained footage of Amaro Jr. prior to phoning in the offer to Gonzalez; with his scouts alongside him in the Philly front offices:

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