People who know me and get to know me understand what I'm about.
If they are doing that, we have a great chance to win. You know what, if we do that, we are the world champions and no one can take that away from us.
I didn't hear him call me out. Josh didn't tag me. I think he thought he caught it. It was a tough situation. I ran.
The farther you get in the playoffs, every little move is scrutinized. It's fine if it is on me, it means it's not on anyone else. What happened in the last series is over. It all worked out for us. And the best part is that I didn't do anything wrong. I'm becoming a villain and I didn't do anything wrong. I just did my job.
I thought the ball hit the ground, so I took off. I don't know I ran because your supposed to run. As soon as I turned around, I saw him roll to the pitcher. I thought if he calls me out, he calls me out. It worked out.
The last time I checked, we came out after the break and played pretty well. It's always nice when you win and win early and set everything up.
There's been a lot of stuff. I always seem to be in the middle of it. ... It always seems like I'm in the middle of something. Even when I don't do anything I do something. I tried to stay out of everyone's way and not do anything, but it's just the way it seems to go for me. What can you do
I thought it hit the dirt. If it did, it did. I have no idea.
It's incredible. But the fans have been waiting since 1917 for a World Series title, so hopefully, we get that too.
Swing the bat. It's right down the middle.
It was the same situation last year. That popped into my head, so I knew to run.
You can't have a pattern with him, because he swings at everything and he hits everything hard. Heck, I don't know. Sometimes you just hope he hits it at guys.
We're aware of the ramifications of this series for everybody who's involved. But that's all anybody talks about all the time -- Red Sox and Yankees. It doesn't seem like there are any other teams out there.
That's where you have to rely on spring training. You have to be open to learning about the guys. You respect them and hope they respect you and what you do. But it's hard. It's a lot of work.
I don't know what happened. I guess I thought I fouled it off.
The rings are great. We can now put last year behind us and move on. After tomorrow, hopefully all this stuff goes away and we can focus on the season.
I don't know if it's been too much. I just think that with the combination of the ceremonies, the off day, all the families that were in town, all the people that wanted a piece of our time the last few days, it's just been difficult because it's almost like the game was secondary, which is not how it should be. It's great, we enjoyed it, but it's time to move on to a new season.
I'm speechless right now. On behalf of the White Sox and the whole organization, including myself, I want to thank TNA for everything you've done. With this belt, I'm going to make a presentation after every game to the Player of the Game. Whoever has the best game gets to carry it around for the night, but one thing, it's going to be in my locker a whole lot.
There's a different type of feeling on this team than on the playoff teams I've been on. This is a very unselfish group of guys. This season ranks right up there with the best I've experienced. But having said that, I've won a division title before. This is all about winning the World Series.
Do we feel lucky No. Did they feel lucky when they won last night
He's our big deadline pickup. He hit a homer to win a World Series game against his old team. He's a great pickup.
We like to see the crowds there and the people excited. That's good, but we've still got to go out and win games. If we don't win, they're not going to show up.
He was around every day in the clubhouse in Minnesota and was in spring training all the time. He was just a joy. He was fun and he was happy every day.
We don't like to see people say stuff in the newspaper, but he didn't say anything bad about me. So good luck to Carl.
We tried that the last time we were here. It didn't work then, either.
He's been so clutch. He loves that situation. He relishes it. He doesn't have any nerves.
I felt it, but I couldn't really hear it. The only people who knew it hit me were me and Steve. ... It was a lucky break, what can you say
They going to honor us in Kansas City and Detroit, too
I thought for sure the ball hit the ground. I watched the replay 50 times and I still don't know. The third strike is in the dirt, you run. I didn't hear him say out, Josh didn't tag me.
I let it grow every winter and get it cut in April or May. I'm too lazy in the off-season to get it cut.
We're built on pitching and defense and hitting here and there.
We need someone to get hot. It seems like everyone is not hot at the same time. We need something to get it back. It's been kind of a letdown.
For me, I put down the best suggestion I have and they throw it. They still have to execute the pitches. I kept yelling at Freddy, 'Stay aggressive. Stay after them.' That's all I can do. It's their game all the time, so I'm lucky I get to catch these guys.
It kind of broke my heart.
Does it matter to me Not really. He's not here anymore. He was great to have here. He did a lot for this team. But he's not here. He's on the Mariners now.
It happened. He didn't hit me that hard. It was kind of a glancing blow, and the crowd was so loud that you couldn't hear it. The only two people who knew were me and Steve, and I'm surely not going to say anything.
The day it comes down to me being afraid to come up and face somebody, that should be my last day in baseball.
You're taught that if the third strike is in the dirt you run and Josh didn't tag me. I think he thought he caught it. I just ran and luckily it worked out.
I didn't quite know he was going to turn into the teen idol he turned into. Back then, he had like a flat top, like he had when he first came over here. I never envisioned him with long hair, but I'm glad he did it because it made him kind of famous.
I said, 'What the hell' and it worked.
We're all goofed up. We've got it all backwards. He' s supposed to steal bases, and I'm supposed to hit the home runs.
He's a great pitcher. He's a Hall of Fame pitcher. But he's got to throw the ball over the plate and we have to try to hit it. If he makes a mistake, we have to hit it, not miss it. We have to find a way to get deep into the game and get deep into the pitch count and get him out. It's not going to be an easy task.
Just one of those things, I got good pitches to hit and I hit 'em. In the playoffs you get to start over and forget what you did in the past.
You play here enough, you know that balls on the line roll back fair. Really nothing you can do about it. Glad that wasn't the only one he gave up.
That kind of surprised me, because they usually make you beat them. But we were able to take advantage of what they were giving us. That's a good sign, because we did the same thing last year, too.
I think the game runs through a catcher. A catcher calls all the pitches. It's a part of the game that a lot of people don't understand.
You read stuff and see stuff where people are calling me (names) and that I was trying to cheat and this and that. I don't know what I did to deserve that.
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