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October 23, 1997

The Week in Quotes

October 13-19

by Dennis Cleary

THE WORLD SERIES

"I think it is really neat for the Cleveland Indians and Florida Marlins to be playing in the World Series. I think everybody is tired of seeing the Braves."
-- David Justice

"My graduating class was 125 and so far it's up to 625 that I graduated with asking for tickets."
-- Jim Leyland, Marlins manager

"Well, you know. Orel's getting a little older. And you've got to be a little crafty when you get older. The older you get, the craftier you get."
-- Bobby Bonilla, on Orel Hershiser

"We're looking for four and out. Either way, that's what we want. The faster it's over with, the better it is."
-- Don Ohlmeyer, NBC West Coast president

"When I got here, I didn't know what the socks were for. But I believe in the socks now. Those socks took us to the World Series."
-- Bip Roberts

"I've never been accused of it when I get bombed."
-- Orel Hershiser, on cheating

"When you throw 102 mph, you can put out a lot of fires. I'm glad he's on my team."
-- Jeff Conine, on Robb Nen

THE ALCS

"My hair is falling out. I'm tired of seeing every game coming down to one run, one play, one pitch."
-- Omar Vizquel

"It's kind of strange to give the [ALCS] MVP to a guy that just struck out four times."
-- Marquis Grissom, who won the award

"No matter how good you are, you have to get breaks, you have to get lucky, you have to execute."
-- Kevin Malone, Orioles assistant GM

THE NLCS

"If you know me, you know my strike zone. I'm consistent on both sides of the strike zone. I've been that way for 25 years. I don't have a problem with it."
-- Eric Gregg, umpire

"These things are a crap shoot when you get into them. You hope you're hot and you play well. I don't feel great about getting beat, but I'll be the first one to tell you we had a great season."
-- Bobby Cox, Braves manager

"Life goes on."
-- Tom Glavine

"This hurts a lot. The best team did not win and I'll never change my mind on that."
-- Kenny Lofton

"I heard Kenny [Lofton] said the best team didn't win, but we're the one that's still here. Right now, I don't care if they accept it or not."
-- Devon White

"People have said this team was bought with a lot of money. But I have news for you: The money is not what won against Atlanta. The heart, determination and relentless pursuit of our goal is what won for us."
-- Kevin Brown

"I'm very happy, but not for me. I'm happy for the team. I did my part, but we did this together. Everybody did their part."
-- Livan Hernandez, named NLCS MVP

THE REST

"The demolition phase is over."
-- Sandy Alderson, A's president

"But if anybody is going to say spending dollars is the way to win, and that's all they're going to do, I don't like their chances. A lot of clubs have spent money through the years. There's a lot more to it than that."
-- Dave Dombrowski, Marlins GM

"Who knows? This thing might die of its own weight."
-- Peter Magowan, Giants owner, on radical realignment

"To have an effective schedule and one that works for all teams, we need to play an unbalanced schedule. We can't have that without more realignment."
-- Bud Selig, acting commissioner

"It doesn't have the atmosphere. You come here and you can have 30,000 people here and it's like drinking in an empty bar."
-- Wayne Huizenga, Marlins owner, on Pro Player Stadium

"In this country, the first thing you've got to do is don't go crazy."
-- Livan Hernandez
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