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 Frederich Cepeda - “Everybody saw Cuba as a smaller team. They saw other teams as greater. Yet here we are. Nothing is impossible. You will see in the final. We're prepared for this mentally and physically.”
 Frederich Cepeda - “For us this was very big because everybody saw Cuba as a smaller team. They thought of the other teams, greater teams, bigger teams, powerful. They thought we could never win against Venezuela, that we did not have any possibility or any chances. And here you have it. We know how to play under pressure.”
 Orlando Cepeda - “I have trouble getting an autograph from him. He's really guarded about it, so don't take it personal.”
 Frederich Cepeda - “We tried to get back on top, but they deserve the victory because they played better.”
 Orlando Cepeda - “When people are wrong, you've got to let them know it.”
 Orlando Cepeda - “Trust me, you have to fight. When people are wrong, you've got to let them know it.”
 Orlando Cepeda - “I would never have thought that would happen, ... Remember, when I signed with the Giants in 1955, it was only eight years since Jackie Robinson. But when I talk to Latino players today, a lot of them don't even realize how hard it was for us then.”
 Orlando Cepeda - “He couldn't find anybody who would rent him a place to live, so he had to live in this woman's house,”
 Orlando Cepeda - “He was our Jackie Robinson, ... He wanted to make sure you had a place to live, that you were getting food to eat. Some guys, they only learned enough English to order one thing. He wanted to make sure you had money. If you didn't have money for something, he would give it to you.”
 Frederich Cepeda - “Santana did what he does best, he's a good pitcher and we were waiting for him to come back out. But then he was finished, he was taken out. They decided to take him out, but he had control over the way he was pitching.”
 Frederich Cepeda - “Victory was so close, but we didn't achieve it. We'll have to learn from this loss to Japan in the next Classic. But we are very proud of this welcome that the people are giving us.”
 Frederich Cepeda - “I think this Classic is historic because it demonstrated that not only the players from the paid major leagues can carry the supremacy. We've demonstrated that what matters is sacrifice, human values and the effort you give on the field.”
 Frederich Cepeda - “This was a wonderful event. It went beyond all expectations. Baseball can be played at a world level. Perhaps we could see each other again in two years”
 Frederich Cepeda - “Cuba has shown the world that we have our heart in baseball. This classic is a historic event. We are not professionals. We don't get paid to play. But we ranked second, well deserved. I don't like losing. But I think we have shown a lot.”
 Frederich Cepeda - “We came to play baseball. Like the slogan says, we speak baseball.”
 Frederich Cepeda - “We have played in World Cups, world championships and Olympics. The message is already out there. ... In Cuba, baseball is the No. 1 sport. People in Cuba had their doubts about us coming and about the results.”
 Frederich Cepeda - “If we could win Monday, it would be the greatest victory in Cuban baseball history.”
 Frederich Cepeda - “Our message is already out there from our international competitions. I think we showed people that baseball is spoken here, baseball and nothing else.”
 Frederich Cepeda - “This is the greatest victory in the history of Cuban baseball because our opponents were major-league players.”
 Orlando Cepeda - “It's going to be hard, because he hasn't played in one year, ... I don't care how good you are, baseball is a game of conditioning and timing. But, knowing him he's so strong mentally you never know. We'll see what happens. It's going to be very, very interesting to see.”
 Frederich Cepeda - “Cuba has sent a strong message to the rest of the baseball world, but this is a message that we have been sending for quite some time now, not only in 2006. Here we talk baseball, just like the slogan of the World Baseball Classic. And baseball is baseball, it doesn't matter the price paid to the athletes that play it.”
 Orlando Cepeda - “It's going to be hard, because he hasn't played in one year, ... I don't care how good you are, baseball is a game of conditioning and timing. But, knowing him he's so strong mentally you never know. We'll see what happens. It's going to be very, very interesting to see.”
 Orlando Cepeda - “This would mean a great deal to the Latin players, ... I think we'd all like to see baseball do this.”
 Orlando Cepeda - “It's going to be hard, because he hasn't played in one year, ... I don't care how good you are, baseball is a game of conditioning and timing. But, knowing him -- he's so strong mentally -- you never know. We'll see what happens. It's going to be very, very interesting to see.”
 Orlando Cepeda - “It's going to be hard, because he hasn't played in one year, ... I don't care how good you are, baseball is a game of conditioning and timing. But, knowing him he's so strong mentally you never know. We'll see what happens. It's going to be very, very interesting to see.”

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