"People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring."
“Everything looks nicer when you win. The girls are prettier, the cigars taste better.
The trees are greener.”
"I'm very proud of my area around the plate. I don't want anyone messing with my dirt."
I loved how gritty Jorge was, and I miss that. Jorge called a good game and he was so proud of his role and he was strong. He never wavered and he gave us his best. He was a warrior, and he defended his team and home plate honorably. I don’t like people messing with my dirt either. I guess I can relate to Jorge as well as appreciate him.
"I get the ball, I throw the ball and then I take a shower."
“Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.”
Babe Ruth was a great player, and his quote is also good advice for ball players and baseball enthusiasts alike. Life is too short to play it safe or wonder “what if” years later. With big risks can also come great rewards.
“There is always some kid who may be seeing me for the first time. I owe him my best.”
I love this quote because I believe that whether baseball players like it or not they are role models. Kids everywhere watch these guys on TV or when they go to the ballparks. Who doesn’t want their favorite player to acknowledge them? I’m an adult and I still want that. It’s a special moment that you remember forever. Joe understood how important first impressions were both on and off the field.
"Baseball is 90-percent mental. The other half is physical."
Who doesn’t love a good Yogi-ism? If baseball was easy we would all be doing it instead of watching it. Sometimes our guys just try too hard and over think it. Or, sometimes they just try to make the play without having any strategy. There is a fine balance in baseball, and in life.
“You play the game to win the game and not worry about what’s on the back of the
baseball card at the end of the year.”
"I am dead set against free agency. It can ruin baseball."
This one just makes me laugh….think about it!! Are you laughing yet?
So I am still sitting here staring out my window thinking about all of these great moments that happened between the long off season. They say Spring “will be here before you know it”…another quote but this one is more cliché. I am sure Spring is out there somewhere, but I wish it would hurry up and get here!!
Happy Sunday everyone.
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