August 3, 1998
The Week in Quotes
July 13-August 2
NEW FACES, NEW PLACES
"I can't walk on water, I can't spread the Red Sea. But every time I go out, I expect to win."
--Randy Johnson, Astros pitcher
"This is the best chance we've ever had to win the World Series."
--Jeff Bagwell, Astros first baseman
"We feel that with these players we have a shot at it."
--Tom Lasorda, Dodgers general manager, on new Dodgers Carlos Perez and Mark Grudzielanek
"We think he has a good arm and has shown talent and composure."
--Jim Riggleman, Cubs manager, on new Cub pitcher Matt Karchner
"I think the idea of coming back put a smile on his face."
--John Valentin, on the Red Sox' acquisition of Mike Stanley
HALL OF FAME
"Thank God I've lived long enough."
-- Larry Doby, 74, Hall of Fame inductee
"With apologies to Lou Gehrig, I'm the luckiest man on the face of the earth."
-- Don Sutton, Hall of Fame inductee
"This man went above and beyond what may be perceived as 'not the norm' for a professional athlete."
-- Judy Koutnik, on Cincinnati Reds catcher Eddie Taubensee, who changed Koutnik's daughter's tire
"Am I mad? I started getting mad a few starts ago."
-- Jason Schmidt, Pirates pitcher, 0-7 in his last 10 starts
"There's a lot of bad blood, and that's what it's all about."
-- Mo Vaughn, on his relationship with the Red Sox front office