July 23, 2001
The Week in Quotes
DUDE, WHERE'S MY WALK?
SUCK LIKE A FOX
"Yeah, it's a contagious disease. It's around the country. If we play an
exhibition game in spring training in Houston, there's people chanting,
`Yankees suck.' It's like there's some type of audio system around the
country. You really understand what they are saying. There's no Boston
accent. I don't know what it means, but that's OK. I've heard my name in the
"I thought he was very good. I remember my first major-league start. Your
first start, there's not butterflies in your stomach, there's pterodactyls."
WINNING DIFFERENT WAYS
"[The Dodgers] have an idea of what it takes to win. They're constantly
trying to improve their team, constantly trying to keep their own players.
They're constantly moving forward. They're going to be able to compete every
year and that's definitely a plus."
"Hopefully other teams know that the Oakland A's are for real. Everyone in
here knows it. I hope Cleveland knows. I hope Boston knows. We're letting
Billy Beane know also, to keep us together."
DIDN'T THINK THAT THROUGH
"It's very important that he play winter ball. In the minors, a guy should
have 3,000, 4,000 at-bats. If I was a betting man, I'd say he had no more
TONGUES AND TAILS
"He didn't throw us out of his office but he came relatively close. I think
he really hated Mick Jagger's tongue. He kept talking about, 'That tongue is
disgusting. I don't want him in my building.'"
"I wanted to show the young guys something they had never seen. I had made
up my mind that whatever the umpire said, he was going to be wrong."
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