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Dusty Baker Quotes

Dusty Baker
A couple balls caught too much of the plate early, ... We were still in the ballgame, and we ended up giving away like four runs on defense. You can't give away runs in the big leagues. We didn't play very good defense today.
Dusty Baker
#Ball Game

Dusty Baker
A couple of balls caught too much of the plate early, ... but we were still in the ballgame. We ended up giving away 4 runs on defense. You can't give away runs in the big leagues, and we didn't play very good defense today.
Dusty Baker
#Ball Game

Dusty Baker
A couple balls caught too much of the plate early. We were still in the ballgame, and we ended up giving away like four runs on defense. You can't give away runs in the big leagues. We didn't play very good defense today.
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#Ball Game

Dusty Baker
I've heard it's a greater problem in high school with young kids. Baseball is attempting to clean it up by testing. That's where it starts. It appears to be cleaner now than a couple years ago because of the testing.
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#Baseball

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It's better [to have the surgery] now than later. He's been working out real hard all winter on his lower half. It shouldn't set him back too far. He's still going to be able to throw. He threw a heck of a side today, they tell me.
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#Hard

Dusty Baker
An older club tends to get it together later than a young club. Just like spring training. Young guys, two weeks, they're ready to go. Where the older guys, it takes them longer to get their timing.
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#Club

Dusty Baker
I think we match up with anybody because our pitching. In a short series you run your big three out there or four out there. That generally is what wins a series - pitching and defense. If we can catch the ball and not give away any runs like we do sometimes.
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#American Athlete Quotes

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It's the same with pitching. You talk to Greg Maddux and I'm sure he has a game plan, but he also sometimes can feel when a guy is looking inside or if a guy is looking for something else or it depends on which pitch he takes and how he takes it. Some guys get it early, some guys get it late, some guys never get it.
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#Game

Dusty Baker
You can tell your uncle stuff that you could not tell your dad. That is kind of the role of an uncle. I feel very much like a father sometimes but sometimes I feel like a teammate.
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#American Athlete Quotes #Dad

Dusty Baker
You're always hoping for a no-hitter when a guy goes that deep in a ballgame. We figured it'd be Eckstein who would break it up. He's a good little ballplayer. It's hard to corral him.
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#Ball Game

Dusty Baker
Harold Reynolds told me that maybe he should have gotten a Gold Glove over Bret Boone. That's pretty good company right there.
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#Company

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They're playing hard. Corey circled the ball and missed and, like I said, we just played bad defense today.
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#Defense

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Usually when this stuff starts, we get the credit for it even though a lot of times it was started [by the Cardinals].
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#Credit

Dusty Baker
You're always hoping for a no-hitter when a guy goes that deep in a ballgame, ... We figured it'd be Eckstein who would break it up. He's a good little ballplayer. It's hard to corral him.
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#Ball Game

Dusty Baker
It hurts us not to play Friday night games. We got home late Thursday from Puerto Rico and had to play a day game the next day on the 12th. We can get home at 1 o'clock not fall asleep until two and have to be back up at eight while the other team has been here. They are in bed before we even get home.
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#Games

Dusty Baker
Everybody says, 'Play the kids, play the kids.' But I've got seven games against Houston. Against Houston, I've got to play my best team. We could have a direct impact on who goes. There's always something to play for.
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#Games

Dusty Baker
Competition sometimes will make you sharper than you believe you are. Anybody who watched those games, you could tell it was serious competition.
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#Competition

Dusty Baker
Now with as much parity as there is now if you gain a couple of key players and remain healthy you can go from worst to first now.
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#American Athlete Quotes

Dusty Baker
I just hope my army is sharp.
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#Army

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It was hard real hard. Rem was great about it. He's a real pro.
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#Hard

Dusty Baker
We couldn't get the ball down today. The ball was up and the location wasn't where he wanted it. Power hitters -- when you get the ball up and over the heart of the plate -- you're going to get hurt.
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#Power

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You hate to have a guy have back problems, then he starts changing his arm angle and compensating for it and you end up hurting something else. His teammates, they really convinced me he had had enough.
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#Hate

Dusty Baker
The guy can pitch, but we had an opportunity to beat him today, just like we had an opportunity to beat him in St. Louis and he gets off the hook. He wasn't sharp early, he hung some breaking balls we hit hard, but we didn't find any holes.
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#Opportunity

Dusty Baker
They police themselves, but they don't police themselves the way we used to police ourselves.
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#Police

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The problems starts when he throws a number of pitches. As long as we minimize his pitches, he says he feels great.
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#Problems

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I talked to him last night and this is the first time he's been in a playoff situation. I just told him to go enjoy it.
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#Night

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The frustrating part is you still have memories of how great a player this guy is.
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#Memories

Dusty Baker
I talked to [Lawton] last night, and he said this is the first time he's been in a playoff situation. He's looking forward to it, and he told me he was sorry he didn't help us and play better while he was here. I told him to enjoy it -- he picked up a lot of games in the standings.
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#Night

Dusty Baker
Zambrano threw a heck of a game. I tried to let him get his 15th (win). We just played a good game, an outstanding game. Pettitte threw a good game, and it was all knotted up. Michael B. (Barrett) got a clutch, clutch hit.
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#Game