October 14, 2002
The Week in Quotes
ANGELS ADVANCE AGAIN
"To be with this organization as long as I have, and to feel the emptiness of the fans all these years, and the pain and frustration, it's like we're paving a new road here."
"They're on a roll. Those guys, they just keep playing. And they keep swinging. Goodness gracious, I don't know if I've ever seen an inning like that. We couldn't get anybody out. They were hitting balls through holes, over --bullets."
"But it's not a situation like in Boston or Chicago where everyone knows everything about everything that has and hasn't happened in the last 50 years or so. I mean, we're Anaheim. The people on the East Coast are barely even aware that we play games here."
THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE
"I'd tell Bonds and Williams to expand their zone like Musial did, not walk as much; that's what I'd tell them."
"No. I mean it's hard to ask a man with that much discipline to expand his zone. The more you expand your zone, the better chance you have of making an out because most of the pitches they are already throwing him are probably low-percentage pitches in the first place, and the more you expand your zone, then the lower their percentage for getting a hit."
"They're trying to mess with Barry's psyche, but you can't mess with Barry's psyche."
"Tony's a winner. He's going to do what he needs to do to defend his team. And I'm going to do what I can do to defend my team. We're not out here playing jacks. Know what I'm saying?"
"He's trying to get in our heads, But nobody gets in my head, man--except my daddy. The name of the game is not to get in somebody's head. The name of the game is to cross the plate more times than they do."
SITTING BY THE BAY
"You can't prepare a playoff team. There's a certain randomness to a short series."
"I don't think he's mad, pointing fingers. That's not George."
"I wanted to kill Eddie, actually. My pitching coach was telling me, 'I think he's rushing.' I said, 'Rushing, he's not rushing. This is taking forever.' "
"What does this say to Selig's argument, that it's all one-sided? It doesn't sound very good for Bud, does it? It proves that payrolls don't win pennants."
"They're several candidates: Aaron, (second baseman Todd) Walker, (right- hander Jimmy) Haynes."
"Haynes has had some hard luck, too... He left a couple of games with the lead. He didn't get a lot of support. Elmer (Dessens) did a great job, but I don't think it's close."
"That's the new trend, to have white and young managers. Blacks and Latinos won't have many opportunities from now on."
"We are very pleased to have Thomas Perez signed for the next two seasons. We believe him to be one of the best defensive utility infielders in the league and he has provided some timely offense when he has been called upon off the bench. We look for Tomas to provide the energy and leadership that solid role players have on championship clubs."
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