There are three types of baseball players: those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happens.
Baseball is like driving, it's the one who gets home safely that counts.
Say 'Dodgers' and people know you're talking about baseball. Say 'Braves' and they ask, 'What reservation?' Say 'Reds' and they think of communism. Say 'Padres' and they look around for a priest.
No, we don't cheat. And even if we did, I'd never tell you.
I motivate players through communication, being honest with them, having them respect and appreciate your ability and your help.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination.
When we win, I'm so happy I eat a lot. When we lose, I'm so depressed, I eat a lot. When we're rained out, I'm so disappointed I eat a lot.
All last year we tried to teach him Fernando Valenzuela English, and the only word he learned was million.
I believe managing is like holding a dove in your hand. If you hold it too tightly you kill it, but if you hold it too loosely, you lose it.
People say you can't go out and eat with your players. I say why not.
My theory of hitting was just to watch the ball as it came in and hit it.
About the only problem with success is that it does not teach you how to deal with failure.
The difference between the possible and the impossible lies in a person's determination.
Pressure is a word that is misused in our vocabulary. When you start thinking of pressure, it's because you've started to think of failure.
Managing is like holding a dove in your hand. Squeeze too hard and you kill it, not hard enough and it flies away.