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June 3, 2002
The Week in Quotes
May 27-June 2
'ROIDS, 'ROIDS, 'ROIDS, 'ROIDS
"If he [Ken Caminiti] wanted to address that [crap], he should have said it when he had the MVP award in his hand. 'I thank my
mom; I thank the steroids that I took.' It's the timing of it. Cammy's a good dude, but it's hypocritical to come back now and
start pointing your finger at guys."
"As far as testing, I'd be open for that. The other sports do it. I have never heard one guy openly talk about steroids. Guys
don't sit around and talk shop like that. I can't even imagine [half of baseball using steroids]. I look around this clubhouse,
and there's some bad bodies in here. Half these guys need to be on something."
IS THERE ANYTHING ON THIS MENU WITH NO 'ROIDS IN IT?
"Let's say you go out there and hit .270 with 12 homers and 50 or 60 [runs batted in]. Then the next year, you come out and hit
.320 with 45 homers. Do you really think the front office is going to say, 'Well, he's using steroids. We've got to release
him.' It just doesn't happen like that."
DEVIL RAYS SPILL BEANS
"You saw what happened in Minnesota, and they didn't even really have a lease and the courts held it up."
QUOTES THAT DIRECTLY OR TANGENTIALLY INVOLVE THE YANKEES
"This is like a transplanted Yankee Stadium. These fans are hard, loud and obnoxious, but they make it a great place to play. I
get fired up pitching."
"I'm sure they laugh when they [the Yankees] come to Boston. People act like donkeys. Everything from having stuff thrown at you
to being called every name in the book, to saying things about your mom or sister. It's entertaining, but it shows you the type
of people who say those type of things. I'm not saying New Yorkers are like that, but people who say those types of things are
"The intent was to have a collection of guys with a high on-base percentage and a high slugging percentage, and that would lead
to a lot of runs scored."
25TH BEST OFFENSE
"Randall walked the other day, and I was shocked. You don't want him walking because his speed isn't good. You want him swinging
the bat. He believes he can hit just about anything."
"Our greatest financial problem is the currency, where the payments are in U.S. dollars and the income is in Canadian pesos.
Either through deliberate policy or just accidental stupidity, we have in this country seen the erosion, the debasement of our
currency over a period of years, that you saw earlier in history from other civilizations. "
"I have to get Dougie [Glanville] back in there. When you have all the hitters in there, you sacrifice defense. It's nice to
have offense but you're not going to score that many runs all the time. When you get it, you enjoy it."
"I had a conversation the other day with one of our managers. There are probably three or four prospects on his team. He pinch
hit for one of them the other night. I had to tell [the manager], 'That's a guy you don't hit for.'"
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