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May 13, 2002
The Week in Quotes
"We're going to try to put something together and show people what we're made of. Everybody knew what we were about when we were losing because we were all over TV and all over the newspapers. This is our moment to show people what we're really made of."
"I'm supposed to be the closer, I'm supposed to get three guys out. But that's not what's been happening. I have to get more than three guys out every other time. I did it in all of April and now through May and it's still the same."
"It's been made obvious that we can't let him go more than one inning."
"They taught me how to play baseball here in Oakland. They taught me how to have fun. I don't miss playing in Kansas City. I miss Oakland."
"The way we were swinging the bats on the road trip, we could have been playing on the moon and we still would have been scoring runs. Probably more, because there's no gravity on the moon."
"I'll never forget walking down the tunnel (to the dugout) at the start of the game and hearing the fans -- not the ones in the stands, the ones hanging from the ceiling."
"I don't think this leads to questioning the direction of the club. I think to a man, everybody is not only pleased but excited about the direction of the club."
"We need to pitch better, hit better and play better defense. Aside from that, we're fine."
"They'll probably have doubts about next year."
"He turned three shades of green. We didn't know whether to let him play or bury him right there."
"It's awesome to be around Rickey, he's the greatest. He keeps the clubhouse loose. He doesn't remember everyone's names or anything, but that's Rickey. He was a great addition for us."
"Mondesi has great instincts. Nine times out of 10 he's going to be safe when he does something."
"I don't want to hear that I have chronic back problems. It's fine now and I'll go on and make the rest of my starts, unless I get hit by a train or cut my fingers off mowing my lawn."
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