125 Total Quotes

Clint Hurdle Quotes

That was a pretty swing. That's a tremendously well-struck baseball today with wind blowing the way it was, hit over the scoreboard.
Clint Hurdle
#Baseball

I've got an accountability and responsibility to do whatever I can to help this team win a ballgame,
Clint Hurdle
#Accountability

He hit his spots, had a good split and worked his fastball on both sides of the plate. We're not on top of our game offensively and he didn't make it any easier on us.
Clint Hurdle
#Fastball

I think we've talked about it all -- his humility, his work ethic. He has a unique passion for the game. He leads by example. In the groups that he's been in, that's been talked about.
Clint Hurdle
#Humility

We've seen this guy before in a Pirate uniform. He's no-nonsense. He comes after people. He's not afraid of contact.
Clint Hurdle
#Nonsense

In a perfect world, you bring young players into an environment (like Atlanta),
Clint Hurdle
#Environment

It was kind of an oxymoron, me passing him in my Mitsubishi Montero. That used to tickle me.
Clint Hurdle
#Kind

If he's tired, we'll ask him, ... But if he's not, this is something he's just got to grind through and get better at. He's got to find a way to repeat his delivery with more consistency.
Clint Hurdle
#Ask

We've got different plans for Bonds. We're only going to pitch to him in innings that end in vowels.
Clint Hurdle
#Bonds

Communication and managing crisis, and I use that word loosely, that is gotten with experience. I just think it would be very difficult, and it's a very challenging situation to be in, to never have done it anywhere before and have to do it at this level.
Clint Hurdle
#Communication

It is something we have dealt with since Day 1. You can't recreate that environment. It's just the ability to go out there and slow the inning down as much as you can.
Clint Hurdle
#Ability

It's not an easy job, ... It's [easier] to look at things when they're not right and say who's to blame than when they're going right [and saying], 'Well, they're supposed to.' That's where I come into play, to look at what happens when things go right.
Clint Hurdle
#Blame

Those are called shutdown innings. That's a big part of baseball. When you score, your opportunity to shut out the other team the next inning is there and you need to capitalize on them.
Clint Hurdle
#Baseball

His defense is continually improving and is something he takes a lot of pride in. Also he's going to steal some bases.
Clint Hurdle
#Defense

Danny is taking advantage of the opportunities that he's been given. He's provided some very good defensive stability behind home plate. His receiving and his blocking and his throwing has been a marked improvement over anything that we've really had here in a long time.
Clint Hurdle
#Advantage

The game's at home and you're tied. It's not a save situation. I thought (Fuentes) gave us the best shot to get to the ninth and score a run.
Clint Hurdle
#Home

Having a winning record at home or avoiding finishing last weren't motivating factors for us. When you are 27 games under .500, can we really expect to be better at home?
Clint Hurdle
#Games

Obviously, we set the bar very high on the road, and we need to play better at home. We know that. When you don't pitch, hit or play defense, it's very difficult to win.
Clint Hurdle
#Home

He showed us what we needed to see to have confidence in his ability to put him in the game at any time, at any place in the outfield or as part of the lineup.
Clint Hurdle
#Ability

Nothing provides an opportunity for growth more than adversity. They can handle it one of two ways: they can deal with it, become better from it, work through it. They can feel sorry for themselves and make a bad situation worse. So, it's all part of growing up and I expect them to handle it very professionally.
Clint Hurdle
#Adversity

We're not messenger boys. We want to be delivery boys. We have to play and win games.
Clint Hurdle
#Boys

He's our third baseman. We'll give him the freedom to play. We're not going to give him any power goals. We feel he's a good enough hitter and a smart enough hitter to be a good run producer.
Clint Hurdle
#Freedom

I think there is improvement. More optimism maybe today than there was yesterday.
Clint Hurdle
#Improvement

What we need to do is play better baseball. And then there won't be a section closed down. There will be a section opened up.
Clint Hurdle
#Baseball

We have always been big on guys on the bench being versatile.
Clint Hurdle
#Bench

We're not looking to fiddle around too much, but they both have qualities that we can take advantage of.
Clint Hurdle
#Advantage

Just giving him a rest, right in the middle of spring training. We just want to slow him down a little bit.
Clint Hurdle
#Giving

His humility, his work ethic and he has a unique passion for the game. And he's going to be what, 21 next month? So, he just needs to play, and we'll see how it works out. The beauty of any young player that can play is when they force your hand.
Clint Hurdle
#Humility

It's added credibility to our evaluation that we had the right people.
Clint Hurdle
#Credibility

has hit the ball harder with more consistency than anyone on this ballclub. Anytime you have Todd Helton on your ballclub, that's something.
Clint Hurdle
#Consistency