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April 28, 2003
The Week in Quotes
April 21-27, 2003A DAY IN THE SUN
"It was probably about as nervous as I've ever been... The fans were great. They were loud. They were standing on their feet. Today was my day and I got lucky."
"He had more movement on his (fastball) than usual... Usually, it's maybe a two-inch kind of comeback. Today, it was more five to six inches it was coming back. So I was setting up pretty far in on the left-handed hitters."
"When I threw the ball, I never saw (Grissom) hit it... The ball went up and I just turned around to look. Ricky was camped under it and then I saw Thome running towards me. That made me a little nervous."
"I couldn't be happier for him. I'd be a lot happier for him if he did it for us. Obviously, we know every time he goes out there he has no-hit stuff. He finally put it all together."
"Hopefully it's nothing too bad... I feel there's something in there. If (surgery) is needed, why not? I'll get over the injury and come back stronger. The sooner I get back the better."
RANTS & RAVES
"I'd like to give you my glove and you go out there and try to pitch to that lineup. I'm thanking God we're in the Central and not the East"
CONTENDER OR PRETENDER?
GOING THE DISTANCE
"We were so excited in the ninth... I would never have thought then that we'd be playing for as long as we did. Right now, I'm tired. I feel dead."
"We didn't want to see him then... This is a game of percentages. Sooner or later, a guy like that is going to get a hit."
"I'm tired of being on the DL. I was sick of it last year. I'm beyond sick of it now. I'm sick of staying in shape. I'm sick of working out four or five hours a day only to come in and get hurt. All these fat guys in the league. How come they never get hurt?"
"I don't remember that game. I couldn't tell you what the score was. I'm too old for that nickel-and-dime stuff. Is there an emptiness because you didn't win a championship? I'm too old for that. I still got a championship ring--a National League championship ring."
"There are the girls you know here and there who you don't have relationships with, but they're not just friends, either... [They're] friends with benefits."