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 Joe Maddon - “I'm very happy with our guys right now. I'm very happy with how they're going about their business. I know what's expected of us based on what's been written, etc. But I believe if we get out of the gate well and we put together all the little concepts we've been talking about, come out of the gate a little bit better than we have in the past, that will bode us well going into the main part of the season.”
 Joe Maddon - “I like the way he goes about his business. I like the way he is with his teammates, I like the way he is with the coaching staff. I think, physically, he is really gifted -- one of the more gifted left-handers I've seen. So there's a lot of good stuff going on there, I think.”
 Joe Maddon - “The wasting of good pitching is a mortal sin, according to the Catholic church, in that you just can't do that. So I've always been a Catholic since I was born, and it's actually the 11th commandment and a lot of people don't know about that.”
 Joe Maddon - “I've seen guys like him with that kind of body build, and I like it, because I see a lot of limberness and looseness, and yet there's still a lot of strength involved. Actually, he's in a good position, I think, to grow into that, and with the training we have, you're going to see him develop into a pretty well-developed strong player.”
 Joe Maddon - “Some guys are not meant to play seven days a week, six days a week, we all know that. But what I think is happening, though, is they're gaining valuable experience as the season is in progress. Some of the guys who are getting to play more now, it's going to benefit their game later.”
 Joe Maddon - “It just hit the bat and went out. It's just one of those baseball things that happen sometimes in the ninth inning. When it happens for you, you're very happy. When it happens against you, you're not quite so happy.”
 Joe Maddon - “He just hit the bat and it went out. It was just one of those baseball things that happen sometimes in the ninth inning. It was his job to finish it there, and he just didn't get it done.”
 Joe Maddon - “This guy's a baseball player and he'll do anything it takes to get out on that field on a nightly basis.”
 Joe Maddon - “What I'm trying to convince them is, you're not trying to beat the Yankees or the Red Sox or the Blue Jays, you're trying to beat the game of baseball through execution. When you play the game properly, it really should not matter what name is on the front or back of the shirt. And when you can reduce it to that mentally, I think you have a better chance of repeating the proper things over and over again.”
 Joe Maddon - “J.P., part of bringing him over was because I thought he was a good catcher defensively also. He does not have the strongest throwing arm in baseball. But he throws well enough. The other part of his game was really good. And I thought his offense was better than what people were giving him credit for. ... Those two guys together, I think they compliment each other. I think they're good for each other. So they're both going to play a lot.”
 Joe Maddon - “And I said that's not right. I should be over there playing baseball, ... So I retired from football.”
 Joe Maddon - “I don't know how this all fits in now, but I do like the way the man plays baseball, and I do like who he is.”
 Joe Maddon - “I just love the way he is. People respond positively to him. You always respond positively to that kind of enthusiasm. He's got a joy for life, not just a joy for baseball.”
 Joe Maddon - “Every team that goes in there wants to beat them, regardless of where they are in the standings at that given moment. I think most professional baseball players really respond well to playing there.”
 Joe Maddon - “I've been around it a lot. It stinks when it happens, but it happens to every team in Major League Baseball, and, unfortunately, several times a year. So that was our first. We've got to get by and move on. It stinks, but it just happens.”
 Joe Maddon - “He busts on any authority figure. He's been really nice to me so far. I'm waiting for him to break it out.”
 Joe Maddon - “We're going after an attitude. And an attitude is a decision. You learn how to win.”
 Joe Maddon - “It's so easy to be negative. But I don't know of any situation that ever became better without a positive attitude. I just don't know how that happens. To go out and heap more pressure and more negativity on a group of people seems to invite what you had in the past.”
 Joe Maddon - “He's given us an attitude. The true blue-collar baseball player.”
 Joe Maddon - “He's given us an attitude. He's a blue-collar baseball player, a guy who wants to win.”
 Joe Maddon - “I would prefer that actually. We're pretty close (to winning a championship) and I want to stay focused. I'm really flattered by the attention and if they are really interested I would hope they would wait.”
 Joe Maddon - “At this point, feeling well seems to be the main criteria. You can assume that at this point.”
 Joe Maddon - “There's no artificial goal-line for him right now. I just want him to get well because when he gets well, I want him to stay well and I don't want him to push it.”
 Joe Maddon - “If you want to assume that, that's fine. You can badger me. That's OK. I don't have to answer the question.”
 Joe Maddon - “He just threw a lot of pitches. They will wear you out. You have to get ahead of these guys and make them swing the bats early because they will pitch count you. They are very capable of that. They have several very good hitters in that lineup.”

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