25 Total Quotes

Al Leiter Quotes

He came out and said 'Let the defense make plays. One run is not gonna lose the game, get in the zone, get ahead in the count,' ... You know, stuff that you would teach a Little Leaguer.
Al Leiter
#Defense

I look at this as a second life, if you will. I needed the intensity aspect of every pitch matters, ... Every game feels like an event, a playoff kinda game. Having experienced that a few times, I think I not only like it but I need it.
Al Leiter
#Life

I look at this as a second life. Every game feels like an event. Every pitch matters. I need that. It elevates your aggressiveness.
Al Leiter
#Life #American Model

For me, he's comforting to deal with in the sense that he's calm,
Al Leiter
#Calm

I stunk. What went wrong? Everything. I was terrible. It was embarrassing.
Al Leiter
#Embarrassing

So when I say that I'm happy to be here, it's not some form of Nuke La Loosh nonsense. It's for real, man.
Al Leiter
#Nonsense

Leiter, 39, nowadays adheres to a strict blister-and-callus-fighting regimen.
Al Leiter
#Fighting

It's just one of those things you have to do, and then find out how you bounce back. It's different in preparation and in coming back the next day. I haven't done this since 1993.
Al Leiter
#Bounce

It's one of those games where we're talking to ourselves about how it played out. When you're called upon, I don't care if you haven't pitched in five days; we as major league pitchers, we have to be prepared for any situation.
Al Leiter
#Games

come on Joe, just send him in so we can get our bats cranking!
Al Leiter
#Bats

I am grateful and appreciative that the commissioner feels that 48 hours before another work stoppage, it's important enough for him to leave Milwaukee and go to New York.
Al Leiter
#Work

He has good ideas, and he's going to be good, ... It's just a matter of whatever else it entails as far as managing people. I don't know him that well. He seems to be a nice enough guy.
Al Leiter
#Ideas

I would think [he'll do well] with his experience as a catcher on world championship teams and then coaching with Joe, sitting next to him and picking his brain, ... I know a lot of guys that have coached, and then when they become managers, they change. Hopefully he won't change.
Al Leiter
#Experience

When you've got kids old enough to respond and tell you what they think, that plays a big part, ... My son's thinking it's pretty cool, playing with A-Rod and Jeter and all these guys, so he'd probably vote to stay.
Al Leiter
#Kids

Any time your boss shows faith and confidence in you, you don't want to let him down, ... And he did, and it meant a lot.
Al Leiter
#Boss

We were in a bad spot going to Game 5, ... And we put ourselves in a bad moment. But everybody felt good about what the outcome should have been or what we thought it would have been. I don't want to say (the plane ride was) sad. But it was about as depressing a room as I've ever seen.
Al Leiter
#Game

Some people are born into money. Some are given the opportunity in a lucky way. I got where I am by a lucky bounce along the way. There have been opportunities to help people in need. There are charitable causes where you can give people hope and opportunity to turn that corner. It's the right thing to do.
Al Leiter
#Money

He'd get frustrated. I'd say, 'O.K., quit hitting 35, 40 jacks, being Mike Piazza, doing the Pert commercials and be the backup catcher you want to be treated like,'
Al Leiter
#Commercials

Terrible, terrible,
Al Leiter
#Terrible

I grew up in a humble existence. I think it made me much more mentally tough. I played angry, with a chip on my shoulder. I think you have to perform with a rage to do this job.
Al Leiter
#Existence

It was an absolute joy coming back to the organization that I started in. I hadn't experienced a meaningful relief role since 1993, when I came back from some injuries and was basically setting up for Duane Ward in the postseason.
Al Leiter
#Joy

This is what I was hoping for. I think the tournament is a great thing for baseball and I really wanted to be a part of it. If it ends up being the last time I pitch I would be very satisfied with that. This was one of the big reasons I decided to keep playing.
Al Leiter
#Baseball

I'm going to sense and feel the pride of wearing the 'USA' on my chest.
Al Leiter
#Pride

I didn't do my job.
Al Leiter
#Job