"The potential conflict isn't the $18,000, it's the potential to steer thousands into particular plans," said state Sen. Jim Rice, R-Caldwell, also a board member. "That requires some oversight and some auditing to make sure we're not having that problem."
"What is he talking about? Bunting is part of the game. You try to get on base any way you can," Rice said on the NESN postgame show. "If you tell him to leave some of that chicken, that doughnuts and that burger away, maybe his leg would be OK (and) he can field that baseball. That's just stupid."