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  • When I gave that compliment last year, ... I was hoping that he was going to retire.
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  • I called up to the press box, because for a while I didn't see anybody there. I thought somebody was having a cookout, but we don't allow that, do we
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  • One thing about him, when he struggles, he's very honest with himself. He's been working on it, working on it, and at some point, something clicks.
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  • I firmly believe it's such a dangerous thing, if you can get in the big leagues you ought to have enough command. You don't have to be perfect down there but if you're going to miss, miss down rather than up.
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  • If you could look ahead knowing those key guys would miss so much time, you'd really stretch to think you could pull it off.
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  • He's sore, got some sore areas. The idea is not to push him. We'll see how he feels. If he needs (rest), he gets it.
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  • That's the kind of pitcher he is. We were buying outs at that point in the game, and he bought them all.
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  • I think we understand we're officially in October baseball. But we discussed it last year and again this year. It just doesn't seem right to celebrate it when the magic number is one. You're watching the number go 10, 9, 8 ... and it gets to one so you celebrate When it gets to zero, you celebrate. That's what we're going to do.
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  • I always say you don't just win with homers. You need a bunt, you need a hit-and-run, you need a steal. Those are the little things that helped us out to win 105 games last year and those are the things that are helping us out this year to win some games.
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  • I don't care how well you throw if your guys are terrible at unloading the ball and holding guys on, ... so it's a joint effort. But it's like Mike Matheny was, and like Pudge Rodriguez. He's an intimidating weapon. Guys don't run very much against him. It's a heck of a weapon for your side.
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  • Every time we play him in the last two-three innings of a game, we're pushing him. It wouldn't be a bad idea for him not to play nine too often.
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  • He's pitched with so much intensity and so much pressure for so long that when the pressure's not there, he lost a little edge, ... He had good stuff his last two starts, but his location was off.
    (Tony Russa)

  • When Suppan throws that many pitches, he doesn't feel like he's got good location,
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  • That's the way we played all year long. Our pitchers are not afraid to pitch to contact and get the groundball.
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  • If you throw the ball down the middle, they can hit one through the wind, which they've done a couple times both games.
    (Tony Russa)


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