"We got our brains kicked in for two games but we avoided the sweep and
that’s what counts. I don’t put any credence on this series. It’s another
game. If we’re talking in the month of September obviously it’s more
—Larry Bowa, Phillies manager, on going 1-2 in a series against the Marlins
"We haven’t been able to bunch our offense. We’re in a lot of RBI
situations with two outs. The biggest golden RBI is the two-out RBI, and
we’ve had very few of those this year."
—Tony Muser, Royals manager, after a loss Sunday
"Had he cleared waivers our intention was to send him to Syracuse, and give
him the opportunity to make his adjustments there and get his swing back.
The only way you get to an advantageous position in this game is if you
take a risk, and this was a risk that we thought was worth taking."
—Gord Ash, Blue Jays GM, on losing infielder Tony Batista on the waiver wire
"All of our baseball people were unanimous in wanting this claim. Tony
gives us much needed righthanded power. He is a young player who can play
several infield positions."
—Syd Thrift, Orioles Vice President for Baseball Operations, on claiming
"All of the people who are close to me have handcuffed me to my desk and
chair, not letting me do it. That’s the only reason. I’ve got a call into
Houdini. I’m hoping he helps me out. (Dunn) has got to be here at some point."
—Jim Bowden, Reds GM, on why he hasn’t promoted outfielder Adam Dunn yet
"Now you can start to see how the U.S. won the Olympics in baseball. These
guys are for real. I don’t care if you’re playing Cuba or the Yankees, when
you’ve got guys throwing like that, they’re not going to score many runs."
—Larry Dierker, Astros manager, on rookie pitchers Roy Oswalt and Ben Sheets
"These guys can get through because they have the extra meat to protect
them. He doesn’t have the extra meat."
—Joe Kerrigan, Red Sox pitching coach, asked why Pedro Martinez
gets injured while Roger Clemens and other power pitchers don’t
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