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The book on me has never changed -- "in" for effect, then soft away. What I try to do hasn't changed either. I'm looking for the ball middle-away, trying to keep it in front of me, stay inside the ball. Then, try to see the ball hit the bat. They say it's impossible. I say I've seen it.

In a discussion of his ongoing successful career during his 20th season

Harold Douglass Baines
Baltimore Orioles
DH

You think I'll need this?

To reporters with reference to his role as DH; shortly after reporting to spring training, while shuffling through his locker, peeling the plastic off a new baseball glove

Jose Capas Canseco
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
DH

I think if you can grab the average fan and bring them out here and have somebody throw it 95 mph, I think the first five or six pitches they probably would not even see. You have to condition your eyes to pick the baseball up. If you can imagine putting a flashlight in a dark room up against the wall and make circles, moving it as quickly as possible, darting in and out, back and forth, that's what a baseball looks like.

On what a batter sees of a major league fastball

Jose Capas Canseco
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
DH

A waste. It isn't how far, it's how far fair.

Upon hitting a ball that went over concession stands, seats, and completely out of the Oakland Coliseum, but was foul

Jose Capas Canseco
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
DH

You know, the other day I gave all of my old Angels gear to Goodwill...and Goodwill gave it back.

On the state of his former team during their dismal 1999 season

Chili Davis
New York Yankees
DH

Yeah, that's true. I can see why he got out of the business.

After George W. Bush said his biggest mistake was when, as managing general partner for the Texas Rangers, he traded Sammy Sosa for Baines

Harold Douglass Baines
Baltimore Orioles
DH

People love home runs. Not just home runs, but long home runs. The kind you don't think, "Is it out?" The kind you think, "How far out is it?" The kind where (a hitter) can just stand and watch. It's power. It's strength. It's the complete domination of a baseball.

Jose Capas Canseco
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
DH

I thought (Tampa Bay) could have gotten a Twix bar or something.

On the Yankees picking him up off of waivers for $20,000.00.

Jose Capas Canseco
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
DH
Contributed by: Jonathan Chapman

I'm going for the record, most DL trips with 500 home runs.

09.13.2000
Jose Capas Canseco
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
DH

I've been from the best player in the world to a bum, washed up, I've been through so much in the game, more probably than anybody else.

09.13.2000
Jose Capas Canseco
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
DH

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