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They can't kick you out of the Hall of Fame, can they?

After the 1999 season, on the risks of possibly being selected to manage the Cubs, who finished the season with the second-worst record in the league followed by the dismissal of their manager

Billy Leo Williams
Chicago Cubs
OF

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
Manager

I'm looking forward to playing for him. Hopefully he'll get to manage some real baseball now. Coors Field is not real baseball.

With reference to new Cubs Manager Don Baylor's managing experience with the Colorado Rockies

November 1, 1999
Mark Eugene Grace
Chicago Cubs
1B

You must try to generate happiness within yourself.  If you aren't happy in one place, chances are you won't be happy anyplace.

Ernie "Mr. Cub" Banks
Chicago Cubs
SS
Contributed by: Robert Ford

It's universally felt in our business this year that the demand for pitching outpaces the supply. There just aren't that many good guys out there.

A modern-time reflection on an age-old baseball sentiment

December 1999
Ed Lynch
Chicago Cubs
General Manager

There are more important things than money. My family is here....Wrigley Field offers a lot of day games. It's nice to be home for breakfast and it's nice to be home for dinner.

On returning to the Cubs for the 2000 season after playing several seasons on the Rockies and the Yankees

Joe Girardi
Chicago Cubs
C

The Cubs are paying me to be their No. 1 guy and that's what I expect to be. When you're an athlete, you live to play. And it's hard sitting on the bench, especially in the American League, because all our games (with the Yankees) were three and a half hours long.

Joe Girardi
Chicago Cubs
C

I'm telling you, nothing destroys a clubhouse more than bad chemistry. Nothing.

Don Edward Baylor
Chicago Cubs
Manager

You have to be patient and let the natural progress happen. Sometimes you might have to be overqualified. We're so accustomed to rushing guys to the big leagues, then they falter and go back down to Triple A and lose their confidence.

Don Edward Baylor
Chicago Cubs
Manager

Playing on 'Turf, I had sore knees, a sore back, a sore everything. The major advantage is that I won't wake up feeling like I just played a football game.

Believing the adjustment from AstroTurf in Houston to grass at Wrigley Field will not be difficult

Ricky Gutierrez
Chicago Cubs
IF

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