I thought I'd be back in baseball, but I didn't know when.
If a tree falls in the woods and no one's around to hear it, it still very probably makes a sound. A baseball game that's played with no one around to watch it, though - that's a different proposition.
I had a lot of fear that would motivate me to try to work hard, because I didn't know what I would do if I wasn't a baseball player.
In an unhealthy way, I found a lot of validity in having always been a very good athlete, a very good baseball player, and I've since grown out of that place into a different perspective and learned how to live differently, thankfully, where baseball is certainly something that's very important to me. It's not who I am, though. It's just what I do.
Jim Fregosi will be deeply missed in the baseball world. Joni and the rest of the family are in our prayers. Fregos, was the best manager I've ever played for. Our relationship was so special.and he was the one that taught me how to be a leader. Fregos and I could relate to each other whether we were in the clubhouse or on the field. In 1993 The City of Brotherly Love changed the world..Fregos was the driving force!!!
I was a baseball fan, at any rate.
[On the Chicago Cubs:] Being a Cubs fan prepares you for life - and Washington.
Going out and playing football or baseball with the boys, when I was a tomboy, was a great way to learn about winning and losing, and most girls didn't have that experience.
I've always been like that. I was a tomboy when I was a kid, so I was always playing baseball and basketball and football and stuff as a kid with the boys.
Baseball has been very good to me.
I was born to play baseball.
I want to be remembered as a ballplayer who gave all he had to give.
Why does everyone talk about the past? All that counts is tomorrow's game.
I would be lost without baseball. I don't think I could stand being away from it as long as I was alive.
I am convinced that God wanted me to be a baseball player. I was born to play baseball.
When I was a little kid, I wanted to be a baseball player. This is something I think about. The more I think about it, I'm convinced that God wanted me to play baseball.
Nobody does anything better than me in baseball (said before the 1971 World Series).
When you're caring with your head, there are the things that we talked about that seems boring in baseball. But when you care about your heart, exactly the boring things - a pitcher looking over to first, a batter stepping out and adjusting his gloves - those are just tiresome to the person who's interested. But to the person who's invested, it just makes everything all the more dramatic.
The great appeal of baseball, among the great appeals, it's a game without time. It is a pastoral game that is separated from time.
You can go up in the air and everything is gone. You know, you don't think about baseball. You don't think about anything. It's just something that takes you away from everyday life. I love being in a plane and looking down to see traffic on the freeway.
Being a father is the hardest job on the planet, because we don't have parental instincts like women have. You have to learn how to be a father before you even become a father, from a very young age. It's necessary to override what we're told in society a father should be, like if your son falls and scrapes his knee, you got to be tough. Baseball and all that are cool, but it's the tenderness and interactions that are really important. Boys are different; we have to impart that sensibility and that tenderness to them.
There are too many false things in the world, and I don't want to be a part of them. If you say what you think, you're called cocky or conceited. But if you have an objective in life, you shouldn't be afraid to stand up and say it. In the second grade, they asked us what we wanted to be. I said I wanted to be a ball player and they laughed. In the eighth grade, they asked the same question, and I said a ball player and they laughed a little more. By the eleventh grade, no one was laughing.
A catcher and his body are like the outlaw and his horse. He's got to ride that nag till it drops.
Slumps are like a soft bed. They're easy to get into and hard to get out of.
I love baseball. What I love about baseball is that you are always waiting.
Baseball is a game where you are always waiting, and then when something happens it's like turning a kaleidoscope when you were a kid.
It's a funny business. I kind of compare it to baseball. I'm always looking for a home run.