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Of course you can. You could trade him to the New York Yankees for Tino Martinez and Bernie Williams and Jorge Posada and El Duque. Yeah, that's a pretty good trade, isn't it?

Whether the Cubs could improve themselves by trading Sammy Sosa

June, 2000
Mark Eugene Grace
Chicago Cubs

He threw one in my wheelhouse, and being the power hitter that I am, I hit it over the fence like I usually do.

Taking a ride on the sarcasm train after hitting his eighth home run of the season

July 25, 2000
Mark Eugene Grace
Chicago Cubs

I couldn't resist. I had such a great jump on the pitcher.

Upon making a great steal of third base, unfortunately while it was already occupied

Louis Alexander "Lou" Novikoff
Chicago Cubs
a.k.a. "The Mad Russian"

Hank Aaron and Willie Mays and I talk about it all the time. Sammy is the most prolific power hitter we have ever seen. His balance and power and technique and ability to hit the ball to all fields...he is an amazing hitter.

On Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa

Ernie "Mr. Cub" Banks
Chicago Cubs

I want all the kids to do what I do, to look up to me. I want all the kids to copulate me.

On being a role model

Andre Dawson
Chicago Cubs

I've never been to Yankee Stadium. I've never played the Yankees all these years. I've always been in the National League, and, believe it or not, the Cubs have never played the Yankees in the postseason.

Playing for Arizona in 2001, a few days before the start of the World Series between the Diamondbacks and the Yankees

Mark Eugene Grace
Chicago Cubs

If he had, I would have knocked him down with the next pitch.

In a discussion of Babe Ruth's supposed "called shot" in the 1932 World Series, addressing whether Ruth had in fact pointed in the direction of the bleachers

Charles Henry "Charley" Root
Chicago Cubs

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.

Describing his passion for protecting a one-run or two-run lead when one pitch can make all the difference

Tom "Flash" Gordon
Chicago Cubs
Relief Pitcher

I lost the ball in the moon.

To manager Frank Frisch during a night game after pursuing and calling for a fly ball which landed 20 feet in front of him

Hank Sauer
Chicago Cubs

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.

Reflecting back on Charles Comiskey's coaching days during the 1880's and 1890's and one of his "contributions" to the game of baseball

Around 1910
James A. Hart
Chicago Cubs

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