“If I’m going up there and striking out every at-bat, I’m going to get benched,” “But it’s not that way with (umpires). They can go out there and make bad calls all day, and they’re not going to be held accountable for it.
“It’s tough. It’s such a tough situation. Believe me, I’ve umpired before. It’s tough. It’s hard. But at this level, I don’t know what to say. You’ve got to bear down.” – Cody Ross after being called out without one pitch being in the zone. Sox had winning run on 1st.
“For 33 years… I’ve rodeo’d. And in 1962 a little boy was born, and his dream and his goal… was to own a monkey.”
OK maybe Lou Gehrig’s Luckiest Man Speech was more inspirational. But, I love this video. From the Rams on the Dodge Ram pickup truck, to the cowboy monkeys riding dogs as horses, to Wild Thangs speech which touches upon; dreams and aspirations, owning monkeys, his wife who is the backbone of him, and the Gulf Oil Spill. All in front of a crowd in Illinois I believe.
I’m motivated. Off day for the Sox but we’ve got playoff hockey. B’s vs Caps tonight. Let’s get it.
“An issue is Melancon… I think they were a little stunned they didn’t see a lot of swings and misses from Melancon in spring training.” — Peter Gammons on NESN after the Opening Day loss
“I don’t stop believing in a player until I kind of see him stop believing in himself. I saw that the other day, I thought. I just thought that he came into the dugout and he had that look of wondering that I don’t like to see. It’s not the time to be searching. You can’t go into a major league season searching. You have to be confident.” Bobby V on Inglesias demotion
I actually agree with everything he says here. Baseball is a mental game and you can’t hit if you are constantly thinking about all the ways you can miss.