April 14, 2003
The Week in Quotes
April 8-13, 2003OF FEATS AND STREAKS
"I just hope everybody enjoyed it as much as I did."
"We're still 1-9, so we can't celebrate like we've just won the World Series."
"I know we've surprised a lot of people... But we worked so hard this spring. I'm probably the only one not surprised."
WHAT MAKES THE WORLD GO 'ROUND?
"It's disappointing when you have an article that is so completely baseless, and yet they just keep putting this stuff out, maybe they think that people are easily fooled."
"We have not spoken to Forbes. We have never provided them with any financial information, nor has Major League Baseball provided them with any financial information... Where they came up with $23 million is pulling it right out of the air."
"Wouldn't he have to turn back a whole bunch of money to go get a whole bunch more money? ...So who's going to give back $33 million to go get $35 million? That's way down the line, but I don't foresee that happening. One thing about Sammy, he can count real well."
"That's what we're getting paid for... We're not getting paid to sit on the bench. Tomas, myself, Ricky and Tyler Houston are all guys with experience. Just because we're bench players doesn't mean we couldn't be starters for other teams."
THE MASTER AND THE DISCIPLE
"My location is terrible... When that happens, it's tough to pitch. I feel bad for the guys behind me."
"That was one of the best performances by a young man I've ever seen. It's kind of silly to think a 22-year-old can do what he did today... It's unheard of. But we'll definitely take him on our team."
"Whatever works for him, he throws up there. Cutters, fastballs, changeups, spitters..."
"I think that's weak... I've been accused of that before because of the way I rub it up to get a grip on my breaking ball. When you've been around as long as I have and come up with a different pitch, it doesn't surprise me they would say that... It's not cool. Accusations are bad."
"But at the same time, it's flattering."
"If I did say it, I was rambling with my words... He's tougher in different ways than anyone else because of the different things he does with the baseball. The guy does all kinds of stuff with the ball."
"I know he likes to raise the seams a little bit... Whether he still does, I don't know. It's something you can't help but notice sometimes."
"I've never raised the seams... He's going senile."
"My groin felt great... I didn't feel it one time."
"We believe your very public criticism of President Bush at this important-and sensitive-time in our nation's history helps undermine the U.S. position, which ultimately could put our troops in even more danger. As an institution, we stand behind our President and our troops in this conflict.''
"He seemed like a pleasant young man."