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July 29, 2002
The Week in Quotes
July 22-28, 2002
MONKEYS EQUALS WINNING
"You have to respect the monkey, that's for sure. Every time he peeks his little head out, something happens for them. You got to respect him or kidnap him, one or the other."
"And now I don't have to see the Rally Monkey until September."
"We got the Monkey, Carlos [Guillen] has got it in his locker. It's about time we got some breaks."
DAY IN THE SUN
"A lot of times in cases like this a lack of opportunity will be mentioned. This is a guy who was a No. 1 pick and spent many years in the minor leagues. In my professional opinion, I don't classify it as a lack of opportunity. I think it's more a result that he didn't perform at the right time."
"I'm just a squirrel trying to get a nut. I'm going to have fun with it and give it my best effort. I know that's lame and boring, but there's a lot of validity to it. You have to enjoy it. It's a game. You want to do well, but you're better when you have fun."
"If that pitch is a strike my mother is an astronaut."
"I think the home plate umpire might have had a date tonight, because he had a big zone. I don't have a date, but I might be able to get one after this."
"I will be in this office until my extension expires. And that's 4 1/2 years from now. That's what I was contracted to do, and I will fulfill my obligations to the other owners."
"We're trying to do everything we can to get ourselves back to mediocrity."
"I was going to bring a white flag, but the guy who was bringing it pulled his hamstring on the way here."
"It is always a surprise when you get traded. I just found out before my game today. I was shocked. But I am very happy and excited to come to Detroit. I have no idea why they want me or where they will play me, but I will do my best and work hard."
"It's not nepotism; he's got a real shot at playing in the big leagues. He may end up being the key to this deal."
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