Dusty Baker Quotes

73 Dusty Baker quotes:

"They were struggling before Lee's absence. They were struggling when Lee was here."
Author: Baker Quotes Category: Absence Quotes
"They were struggling before Lee's absence. It'd be different if it just started. They've been struggling while Lee was here."
Author: Baker Quotes Category: Absence Quotes
"He's old. You don't see too many guys still pitching his age. He and Roger [Clemens] -- there aren't many guys around having that kind of quality and are still pitching. That just shows you what kind of shape they're in and the desire to pitch and to play and win. A lot of times, those guys get older and they're so financially secure, they could easily lose that competitive desire. He hasn't lost any."
"I think we match up with anybody because our pitching. In a short series you run your big three out there or four out there. That generally is what wins a series - pitching and defense. If we can catch the ball and not give away any runs like we do sometimes."
"You can tell your uncle stuff that you could not tell your dad. That is kind of the role of an uncle. I feel very much like a father sometimes but sometimes I feel like a teammate."
"Now with as much parity as there is now if you gain a couple of key players and remain healthy you can go from worst to first now."
"Let them police themselves, and then it goes another step past them to my coaches and there a coach that is responsible for a different area and different category on the field."
"Everyone has a budget, I don't care who you are. But they said if we are in a pennant race in the middle of the summer they are going to get some help with added payroll."
"So I let them be responsible for there particular areas. Then by the time it gets to me that means that there is a problem. I have my eyes open and I need to know something about every department but you don't want to micro manage any particular department."
"We've got to do what we can until the big boys get back with our starting pitching. Hopefully, we'll do better when we get home."
Author: Baker Quotes Category: Boys Quotes
"We've got to get our bullpen shored up and do what we can until we get our big boys back."
Author: Baker Quotes Category: Boys Quotes
"Well being a manager is sort of like being a father. I was always held to be responsible because I was the oldest of five. No matter what happened in my family I was always in charge and always at fault. Being a manger is like being a father where your dad is the ultimate last word and disciplinarian."
Author: Baker Quotes Category: Fathers Quotes
"I think that's wrong because that way you're placing blame on one department,"
Author: Baker Quotes Category: Blame Quotes
"It's a situation where [his emotions] are his best friend and also could be his nemesis at the same time. This is what drives him and motivates him. On the other hand, it's destructive, not only to him but possibly to a teammate at some time."
Author: Baker Quotes Category: Best Friends Quotes
"Competition sometimes will make you sharper than you believe you are. Anybody who watched those games, you could tell it was serious competition."
Author: Baker Quotes Category: Competition Quotes
"It's just the last few days that he's been complaining that he can't run. Hopefully, it won't be too long. It doesn't appear too serious."
"What he gave me was a consciousness on how to do it,"
"Maybe I shouldn't have cursed. I had just given him the highest compliment last week when I said he's one of the pitchers I respect most in the league, because he doesn't clown, he doesn't showboat. He just pitches."
Author: Baker Quotes Category: Compliments Quotes
"You always want your players to get something, especially a guy of his magnitude and his determination and with his competitive nature. He's earned it, he's deserved a shot and an opportunity, which is why I didn't take him out of that game [Saturday]."
"I just hope my army is sharp."

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