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All in all, I wouldn't call it a bad outing. It was a short outing.
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At least when it's in French, I won't know what the heck they're saying.
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But I'm not going to walk Barry Bonds, like some teams do, in the first inning with nobody on.
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Close don't count in baseball. Close only counts in horseshoes and grenades.
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Coming to spring training and filling three spots in your starting rotation is not good. I don't care how you look at it.
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I always tried to do the best. I knew I couldn't always be the best, but I tried to be.
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I don't see anyone playing in the major leagues today (1982) who combines both the talent and the intensity that I had. I always tried to do the best. I knew I couldn't always be the best, but I tried to be.
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I don't see why you reporters keep confusing Brooks (Robinson) and me. Can't you see that we wear different numbers.
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I don't see why you reporters keep confusing Brooks and me. Can't you see that we wear different numbers.
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I had no trouble communicating, the player's just didn't like what I had to say.
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I haven't seen a player in this game, as long as I've been in it, that can't be pitched to... Barry is an outstanding ballplayer. I respect him an awful lot. I also have confidence in my pitchers that they can pitch to Barry Bonds and get him out.
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I just didn't have anything to say, so I said nothing.
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I know a lot of people on the field - players, coaches, managers - are glad that I'm gone.
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I'm not trying to get back into managing. It's just something I would like to do for one year. It's an exciting situation.
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If he can hit, he can hit. I don't care if he came from Class Z league.
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If the guys on the bench were as good as the guys you have out there, they'd be out there in first place.
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It's nice to come into a town and be referred to as the manager of the Cleveland Indians instead of as the first black manager.
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Just focus on playing the game. Go out and do your jobs. If you do, maybe some people will come out. If not, you can't do anything about it anyway.
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Managers don't have as much leverage as they used to have. We can't really be the boss.
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No, I don't think my presence will cause an increase in black attendance at Cleveland.
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No. 1, these guys out here on this field. They keep my energy level up. They try hard, they don't complain about things - and I'd just like to be with them when things are good, and hopefully we can win a pennant together.
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People come out to see the players. When do you see a manager anyway? When he's out on the field arguing with the umpires, making a fool of himself and you know you can't win, and when he brings out the line-up card.
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Pitchers did me a favor when they knocked me down. It made me more determined. I wouldn't let that pitcher get me out. They say you can't hit if you're on your back, but I didn't hit on my back. I got up.
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The fan is the one who suffers. He cheers a guy to a .350 season then watches that player sign with another team. When you destroy fan loyalties, you destroy everything.
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The way we're going... if I called up another pitcher, he'd just hang up the phone on me.
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What you have to do is just understand these kids today and not think about the past. You have to make adjustments to bridge that gap.
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You have to have a short memory as a closer.
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You've got a strong arm, but you don't have to dare people to run on you. Get the ball back in. You'll get your assists.
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