With those who don't give a damn about baseball, I can only sympathize.
Every player should be accorded the privilege of at least one season with the Chicago Cubs.
It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart.
When they start the game, they don't yell, Work ball. They say, Play ball.
Baseball isn't a business, it's more like a disease.
I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
You know you are getting old when guys you’ve played with and against become your manager.
You focus on your end goal — to make the playoffs. You know what you have to accomplish every night to do that. You go out there and try to win that game. It’s a dogfight. When you have this many teams bunched up this tight, it’s almost like the last one standing gets to go to the playoffs.
When you have guys ahead of you who get on base, I don’t care what spot you’re hitting in, you want to take advantage of that and drive them in. Juan Pierre was on base ahead of me. [Jason] Vargas was on base ahead of me. I had some opportunities.
I‘ve been steadily feeling better and better at the plate and feeling more comfortable to hit. I feel like my swing is really good right now.
I think someone young with fresh ideas and a different style of baseball will be good for the team. Hopefully, it will be a good fit.
He was coaching us through it, … It’s pretty simple. You’ve got a diamond that represents your line of site. That’s the perfect track you want to be on. There’s a box, and you want to put your box over the diamond and keep it there. As you’re maneuvering the space shuttle you want to stay on that diamond.
A lot of them weren’t even baseball fans. We passed out tickets to the game, to occupy their time right now.
That’s just a little more than a third of an inning more per start. My goal is to be more consistent, and I know I’m capable of that. There were a lot of games when I either had a lead or I fell behind early. I want to be the type of pitcher that can pitch for a long time and keep his team in a tight game.
It was the same thing the whole outing. I was having trouble with my release point and getting the ball where I needed to. There is definitely something that is not quite right.
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