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May 20, 2002
The Week in Quotes
May 13-19, 2002
THE WEEK IN RICKEY
"Rickey Henderson is a confident young man."
GUNNERY SERGEANT TO DISC JOCKEY
"In my eyes, we already have a manager. The team loves this guy as manager. He's lifted us from a state of bondage to a state of freedom, and that's why we've played so well. We can play free."
"It has nothing to do with Tony Pena, but I thought Rock deserved to get the job."
"I am the new DJ. I play the music. You are to dance. If you don't know how to dance, get off of the dance floor."
"That's really what he said to us. We really got a kick out of it. We've known him for 20 minutes and we can see he's got a great personality. I think the transition is going to be fine."
"But after meeting Tony Pena today and seeing the way he runs a game...well, I thought it would be a matter of weeks. But now I think it will be a matter of days before he has 25 fans in this clubhouse."
THE WEEK IN LIES
"I would say six to eight can't exist another year, another year and a half. We're talking about the immediate future. There's a lot of clubs that simply can't survive the status quo."
ON A ROLL
"I wouldn't mind being a utility player on another team. I don't think I should be a utility player on the Tigers, with the personnel we have here."
OBVIOUS CONCLUSIONS UNDRAWN
"Every pitcher who throws against us is like an All-Star. It seems like it's that way every single night."
"Honestly, we were trying to pitch to him. That's another thing about him. He's got too good of an eye. He should swing at some bad balls."
THE WEEK IN MIKE HARGROVE QUOTES
"They say you're better for it when you go through adversity, so we should be very good."
"You keep getting hit on the head with a hammer, after a while you start looking for the hammer whether it's there or not. And I didn't want him to get to that point."
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