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I would have taken the job but I realized I wasn't much of a judge of talent. I once said Stan Musial would never be a hitter, and I also said Bob Lemon would never be a pitcher.
I'm never satisfied. I can't stand satisifaction. To me, greatness comes from that quest for perfection.
This is harder than facing Tom Seaver or Nolan Ryan.
You have probably heard that I use my scorecard to convey information. Since our opponents know this, they keep a close watch on every movement I make with my scorecard, but this is fortified with many other devices.
I'd hit 35 homers and drive in 110 runs and I'd be an MVP candidate. With those numbers today, I'd bat eighth. When I'm 70, 80 years old, I'm going to be ashamed to admit I'm in that pitiful, little 500-home run club when there are 30 guys in the 800-home run club.
I was only going three-quarters to 75 percent.
If they put a picture of Tyra Banks on the plate, I might kiss it. Otherwise, I'm not getting near that filthy thing.
To me, it's the coolest thing in the world to be considered an ace because when you walk out on the mound, the eight guys behind you feel they're going to win and the other 25 guys think there's a real good chance they're not going to win.
What am I going to tell them? To go hit? If I have to have a meeting to communicate, I'm not doing my job every other day.
When you're in your first and second year, it's not that you don't want to win. But you're a rookie. If you lose a ballgame, you're in the major leagues. You're living a dream, living a life you always wanted to live. It's very overwhelming at times, and you're just happy to be here. When you've been through that for three or four years, it's not that you take things for granted, but you understand this is part of your life. It's not all of your life, but it's part of it, and that's what you have to deal with. You begin to understand the importance of the game and the importance of winning. You begin to understand what it takes to win when you're at the ballpark and the importance of letting it go when you leave.
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