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July 16, 2001
The Week in Quotes
THOSE WHO DON'T UNDERSTAND HISTORY ARE DOOMED TO REPEAT IT
"I played it the way I play here when the wind is blowing in, as it was
today. We played 'small ball.' Sometimes, when you do that, all you need to
get a good rally going is a walk and a sacrifice bunt or two."
"My arm feels fine. It might be a little dead. It might be a little tired,
but from what I understand about dead-arm, you throw through it. If you take
time off, I think that just hurts you."
"Chances are Arizona won't drop off because they're a veteran club. They've
already overcome injuries. They're too good to falter."
"I'm not as protective of the young pitchers by nature as some other
managers or general managers might be. I feel like as long as they are not
overthrowing or throwing awkwardly where they might hurt themselves, I'm
inclined to let them go if they are getting people out rather than count
pitches or innings."
THOSE WHO UNDERSTAND HISTORY ARE WINNING MANY GAMES
"You can't do that. First of all, now we don't have to this year. Second of
all, we're trying to win not only this year but to be consistent winners for
years to come. Inevitably, if you use relievers for 90 games, there is a
long-term effect. If it doesn't hurt them that season, it surely will the
next or even the second year after."
"If we do trade Fred McGriff or Greg Vaughn, I don't think you could judge a
deal purely from a standpoint of who we get back... We would be moving a
significant amount of salary for years to come."
"I'm going to ask them what they think about our club. When you compete
against us, what do you think? Get a little feedback from them and try to do
a little bit of scouting, try to gather as much information as you can."
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