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This is harder than facing Tom Seaver or Nolan Ryan.

Expressing discomfiture upon making his retirement announcement.

Lawrence Robert "Larry" Bowa
Philadelphia Phillies
SS

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.

During the 1999 season

Michael Jack "Mike" Schmidt
Philadelphia Phillies
3B

I was only going three-quarters to 75 percent.

Upon returning to action after suffering a pelvic injury

Michael Scott Lieberthal
Philadelphia Phillies
Catcher

If they put a picture of Tyra Banks on the plate, I might kiss it. Otherwise, I'm not getting near that filthy thing.

On what it would take to kiss home plate like Wade Boggs did after his 3000th hit

Douglas Metunwa "Doug" Glanville
Philadelphia Phillies
OF

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.

Curtis Montague "Curt" Schilling
Philadelphia Phillies
Pitcher

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.

With his team 10 games out of first after the first 30 games of the season, on the prospect that a team meeting might be in order

May, 2000
Terry Jon Francona
Philadelphia Phillies
Manager

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.

Scott Bruce Rolen
Philadelphia Phillies
3B

My major league debut came at old Busch Stadium on Grand Avenue in St. Louis against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The first pitch I threw was to third baseman Bob Bailey. It was a fastball, low and away. He ripped it for a home run down the left field line. I said, "Damn, that was a pretty good pitch."

Steven Norman "Steve" Carlton
Philadelphia Phillies
Pitcher

I've been released five times, I'm bald and I have a big nose. I'll make it through this.

On getting booed in Philadelphia

Terry Jon Francona
Philadelphia Phillies
Manager

You're trying your damndest, you strike out and they boo you. I act like it doesn't bother me, like I don't hear anything the fans say, but the truth is I hear every word of it and it kills me.

Michael Jack "Mike" Schmidt
Philadelphia Phillies
3B

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