Koga put him in the No. 1 spot last year, and he got hot after that. I thought I'd follow suit.
Every time we hit the ball it seemed to be right at someone and it seemed like every time they hit the ball it fell in a hole.
I've lived that lifetime of doing it and regretting it. But not at all now. It was, what Thirty years ago
Because it worked, it was very meaningful. Because I'm 55 and maybe, the way things are changing, I probably won't have an opportunity like that here. I like that. I hate to say it, but I like that.
Rule No. 1 is you don't make the third out at third base with Mike Piazza coming up.
Our edge last season We didn't have the best players, so we had to have the best team. And now that edge has been tarnished...by the perception that all of a sudden we have the best players. We're not going to beat anybody when it comes to just who has the best players.
When I had the opportunity to talk to people from those organizations, we were in the Asian Series which the Marines also won. When decision time was coming for those teams, without leaving them hanging, I was in a parade with my owner. It wasn't a situation I could actually remove myself from.
I haven't been offered a contract to manage anywhere next year, so any talk on where I might manage would be premature.
Understanding the use of an adjective or an adverb and figuring out verb tenses won't help you play baseball in the States. It's all about learning pitchers and teammates.
If the people making all the big decisions in baseball don't know the difference between all-star exhibition games and a competition between true champions, they shouldn't be in the decision-making process to begin with.