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Tony Russa Quotes


25 Tony Russa quotes:



"There are two challenges for a club, the first is the regular season, a six-month grind. So if you happen to win your division and qualify for October, I think that is the hardest thing to do."
Author: Russa Quotes Category: Challenges Quotes
"I'm pleased he's here early. I think we have a real advantage with Jose (being) a very good infield instructor."
Author: Russa Quotes Category: Advantage Quotes
"When we've got into some kind of adversity, when we've had to go left or right, up or down, it's been good for us. And the reason that it's worked that way is that these guys have been very strong-minded, very tough-minded about not conceding anything."
Author: Russa Quotes Category: Adversity Quotes
"I think physically he feels good and I think the pressure of the postseason has got his concentration back to where it was a great, great majority of the season."
"When I gave that compliment last year, ... I was hoping that he was going to retire."
Author: Russa Quotes Category: Compliments Quotes
"We're going to go game-to-game, series-to-series. We'll see if we think our pitching is vulnerable."
Author: Russa Quotes Category: Game Quotes
"When you're talking about the best first five years in major league history, how's that not huge? Whether it's 100 RBIs, the .300 batting average or 30 homers, it's huge ... it's historic. We're not going to be cool about that one. We just saw history. I don't think you see history in this game that often. When you see it, you applaud it."
Author: Russa Quotes Category: History Quotes
"He hasn't started working out hard yet. I don't know enough about his stroke. He missed a lot of playing time in spring training, so I don't know how quick (his return) can be."
Author: Russa Quotes Category: Hard Quotes
"The arm, I don't think it's the most important part of a catcher when it comes to the Gold Glove. It's definitely a factor, but it's calling a game, receiving, blocking balls."
Author: Russa Quotes Category: Balls Quotes
"We understand we're officially in October baseball. It just doesn't seem right to celebrate when your magic number is one."
Author: Russa Quotes Category: Baseball Quotes
"He's a remarkable baseball man, a remarkable character and a remarkable friend. Yeah, I miss him, but I feel great because he's as happy as he can be."
Author: Russa Quotes Category: Baseball Quotes
"You have to recognize that you have a chance to have a special place in baseball history, so you're going about it for more than just the moment or the money or the stats or the attention. I think that will be the key for some of these really terrific young pitchers. You have to be really good, and at some point you have to dedicate yourself to your place in baseball history."
Author: Russa Quotes Category: Baseball Quotes
"We went through this last year. ... We're not going to get into wild-card formulas. The magic number has got to be zero to celebrate. It is one. ... It's a great feeling to know we're going to play in October, but we've always been taught you're a champion when it gets to zero."
Author: Russa Quotes Category: Champion Quotes
"He made a mistake pitch and a clutch hitter took advantage. He did some good things and then he made a mistake."
Author: Russa Quotes Category: Advantage Quotes
"We've won the division, and I think he's lost a little mental edge as far as concentration,"
"I think physically he feels good and I think the pressure of the postseason has got his concentration back to where it was a great, great majority of the season,"
"What a performance we're watching. It's been a privilege to watch this kind of excellence. A lot like our first baseman. ... He's had a great, great year. Nobody has had a greater one."
Author: Russa Quotes Category: Excellence Quotes
"What a performance we're watching. It's just been a privilege to watch this kind of excellence."
Author: Russa Quotes Category: Excellence Quotes
"When you're talking about the best first five years in Major League history, how is that not huge? Whether it's the 100 RBIs or .300 batting average or 30 home runs, that's huge. It's historic. We're not going to be cool about that one. We just saw history. How often do you see history in this game? When you see it, you applaud it and you appreciate it."
Author: Russa Quotes Category: History Quotes
"He's made some improvement, ... With all the treatment, he's got some relief. He's not as sore as he was yesterday, so that's a good sign. But I don't think anybody told me that means he can throw off the mound on a particular day. But I know he has improved."
Author: Russa Quotes Category: Improvement Quotes



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