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
"I think the idea of coming back put a smile on his face."
—John Valentin, on the Red Sox’ acquisition of Mike
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
— Don Sutton, Hall of Fame inductee
"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