Let them know that we care, even when they have a bad game and not a good game, let them know that we always care about them. You'll get the most out of every player.
When you go up there in the batter's box, you're engaged to hit. It's the same thing with baserunning.
Often, bumpy roads lead to beautiful places.
I've seen teammates who wanted to choke each other.
I realized that I still had a lot to offer the game. My knowledge could maybe help younger guys. I enjoyed being around the clubhouse, on the field.
I had some pretty good teachers. I learned how to play the game the right way.
When I was with the Giants, I played for Dusty Baker, and I love Dusty to death. I think he's a great manager and great person, but he platooned me. His reasoning was to get everybody in the lineup. It wasn't that I couldn't play every day.
Early in my career when I was with Montreal, we had a lot of good outfielders like Otis Nixon, myself, Marquis Grissom and Larry Walker. We all did the platooning thing, although each one of us could have played every day. We got everybody in the lineup, and everybody got to play.
When you feel like you're going to have a low-scoring game, why not have one of your better hitters have a chance? All of a sudden you're in the ninth inning and you have one of your best hitters on deck that doesn't get up. I always think about that.
In my first press conference I said, ‘I'm here to win.' If you don't think that way, or any player thinks that way, why are you playing the game?
My job is to be the bench coach with the Rays and help this team succeed. If another opportunity arises, I'd welcome the opportunity.
I was thinking it would be nice if I woke up and could play like Roberto Clemente.
In my career, I finished in second place six times. I played on teams that were in it to the very end. It's frustrating.
When a guy 275 pounds snaps, look out.
I'm never going to criticize any umpires or anything, because they're a big part of the game.
Umpires are supposed to be non-confrontational - they're supposed to uphold the peace on the baseball field.
I love Chicago. I love Wrigley Field.