February 19, 2002
The Week in Quotes
January 28-February 17, 2002
MARLINS LET BLOOD, GET NEW BLOOD
"We haven't laid off anybody. In this transaction, all we're guilty of is being loyal to our employees that we have."
THOUGHT I'D JUST STICK THESE TWO NEXT TO EACH OTHER
"The current public perception of Enron is incompatible with the honesty and integrity embodied in baseball, as America's national
pastime, and espoused by the Houston Astros."
TURN THE PAGE
"There are a lot of things I'll miss about playing baseball, but I realize I can't do it forever. I'm at that point where I can't
play at the level I would be happy with."
"We need a leadoff hitter. Jerry's talents lead you to think he could be a prototypical leadoff hitter. He has speed. He's an
aggressive base runner. But Jerry also had a .305 on-base percentage last year. So obviously there are some things Jerry needs to do
"I don't want to put any undue pressure on him. I want him to play like Shinjo can play. We want him to be Shinjo. Everyone wants
the leadoff man to walk more. Not everyone is a walk-type person."
"If Delino doesn't pan out, who are they going to use as their leadoff guy, Bobby Hill? Just imagine what their lineup would be like
if they had me and Ricky [Gutierrez] back."
"He's still sitting there."
"He's an outstanding defensive player and a quality hitter. And he only has three years in the big leagues, so he should get
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