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If he had, I would have knocked him down with the next pitch.
I focus on making that one pitch. That's what I tell myself, "One pitch." You can't worry about the next one. Even with a good hitter, he'll get out seven times out of ten. I want to make sure that this is one of those seven.
I lost the ball in the moon.
The chalk lines which enclose the coaching boxes were added to the field diagram after Charles Comiskey had demonstrated their necessity. Comiskey and (fellow coach) Bill Gleason used to plant themselves on each side of the visiting catcher and comment on his breeding, personal habits, and skill as a receiver, or rather lack of it. This solicitous attention did not add to the efficiency of the backstop, so for the sake of not unduly increasing the population of the insane asylums or encouraging justifiable homicide, the coacher's box was invented. This helped out the catcher, but the pitcher and other players on the opposing team were still at the mercy of Comiskey, and I know of no man who had a sharper tongue, who was in command of more biting sarcasm, or who was quicker at repartee.
It is a wonderful combination -- the greatest team I ever had. I can't pick out individuals because they are all giants in baseball. It is by all odds the greatest team in the American League. I couldn't pass a higher compliment. I can afford to single out one, Kid Gleason, because he is a manager. He has kept pace with the team and that means something. It is the best bunch of fighters I ever saw. No game is lost until the last man is out. They can think for themselves which is still better. To say that I am proud of them is putting it mildly. They have been setting the pace most of the time and no other team deserves being in front more than they.
When you're eight games behind, it's like eight miles; when you're eight games in front, it's like eight inches.
I started fouling off his pitches. I took a pitch every now and then. Pretty soon, after 24 fouls, old Red could hardly lift his arm and I walked. That's when they took him out of the game and he cussed me all the way to the dugout.
Slump? What are you talking about -- slump? You think a guy who hit over 500 home runs is in a slump? Give me a break. Next.
If this is the best job in baseball, then why do you guys get gray hair and fat so quickly?
Seriously, I'm gonna need a glove.
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