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August 3, 1998

The Week in Quotes

July 13-August 2

by Dave Pease

Steven Carter is taking a break from quotes. Dave Pease will be filling in until he returns.

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

THE REST

"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

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