Frank Robinson Quotes

49 Frank Robinson quotes:

"At least when it's in French, I won't know what the heck they're saying."
"But I'm not going to walk Barry Bonds, like some teams do, in the first inning with nobody on."
"I haven't seen a player in this game, as long as I've been in it, that can't be pitched to... Barry is an outstanding ballplayer. I respect him an awful lot. I also have confidence in my pitchers that they can pitch to Barry Bonds and get him out."
"I just didn't have anything to say, so I said nothing."
"I know a lot of people on the field - players, coaches, managers - are glad that I'm gone."
"If he can hit, he can hit. I don't care if he came from Class Z league."
"Just focus on playing the game. Go out and do your jobs. If you do, maybe some people will come out. If not, you can't do anything about it anyway."
"Managers don't have as much leverage as they used to have. We can't really be the boss."
"No, I don't think my presence will cause an increase in black attendance at Cleveland."
"No. 1, these guys out here on this field. They keep my energy level up. They try hard, they don't complain about things - and I'd just like to be with them when things are good, and hopefully we can win a pennant together."
"People come out to see the players. When do you see a manager anyway? When he's out on the field arguing with the umpires, making a fool of himself and you know you can't win, and when he brings out the line-up card."
"The way we're going... if I called up another pitcher, he'd just hang up the phone on me."
"What you have to do is just understand these kids today and not think about the past. You have to make adjustments to bridge that gap."
"You have to have a short memory as a closer."
"Close don't count in baseball. Close only counts in horseshoes and grenades."
"If the guys on the bench were as good as the guys you have out there, they'd be out there in first place."
Author: Robinson Quotes Category: American Athlete Quotes Bench Quotes
"Pitchers did me a favor when they knocked me down. It made me more determined. I wouldn't let that pitcher get me out. They say you can't hit if you're on your back, but I didn't hit on my back. I got up."
"The fan is the one who suffers. He cheers a guy to a .350 season then watches that player sign with another team. When you destroy fan loyalties, you destroy everything."
"It's nice to come into a town and be referred to as the manager of the Cleveland Indians instead of as the first black manager."
Author: Robinson Quotes Category: American Athlete Quotes Cleveland Quotes
"All in all, I wouldn't call it a bad outing. It was a short outing."

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