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What do I wanna do that for? They go out to 50 people and I'm supposed to stop what I'm doing for them?

Complaining in 1980 about the fledgling cable-only ESPN sports network asking to interview him

Dorrel Norman Elvert "Whitey" Herzog
St. Louis Cardinals

I wasn't the ugly American there that I am here.

On managing the Chiba Lotte Marines ballteam in Japan's Pacific League

Robert John "Bobby" Valentine
New York Mets

If you don't get offense in the American League, you give a mediocre pitcher an opportunity to beat you.

Jerry Manuel
Chicago White Sox

Look at (Alvin) Dark over there.  He's a nice guy and he's in last place.

On the lack of relation between niceness and winning.

Leo Ernest "The Lip" Durocher
Brooklyn Dodgers
Contributed by: Nick Johnson

Pitch fast, throw strikes, change speeds.

as pitching coach.

Ray Miller
Baltimore Orioles
Contributed by: BoSoxGent

The team oveachieved all year, eveybody had career years. That may not happen next year and guess whose fault it will be? Mine. So, I want a two-year contract.

At the end of the 1999 season

Jack McKeon
Cincinnati Reds

It's Wrigley Field, it's the fans, it's the opportunity to manage the Chicago Cubs. That's a team that's recognized all over the world. You don't get that opportunity too many times. I was looking for a team that can make a difference, a team a town can rally around.

On becoming Manager of the Cubs in October, 1999

Don Edward Baylor
Chicago Cubs

I let my eyes evaluate what I see.

James Francis "Jimy" Williams
Boston Red Sox

I just try to listen to our kids, not talk at them or to them...As far as I'm concerned, this is a team award.

Upon winning the 1999 American League Manager of the Year Award after leading the Red Sox into the playoffs

James Francis "Jimy" Williams
Boston Red Sox

There may have been guys who hit more home runs, there may have been guys who played on more World Series teams, there may have been a couple who stole more bases, (but) it's hard for me to believe there has been anybody able to throw better than him. In all phases of the game, along with being durable, what he has done at his age (28), I would argue with anyone that he's the best.

On Rangers Catcher Ivan Rodriguez

Johnny Lane Oates
Texas Rangers

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