39 Total Quotes

Grady Little Quotes

Jae pitched a heck of a game. The location of his pitches is a simple thing for that guy. He's not a guy who's going to blow anyone away with his velocity, so it makes his location that much more important.
Grady Little
#Game

For me what happened was over the next day. The fans in Boston want the Red Sox to win. I tried my best to make that happen.
Grady Little
#Boston

But I should have known better. I'd been watching these guys hanging breaking balls and walking the bases loaded every day from March through September. I knew, I knew, I knew better than anybody that if I kept relying on them in pressure situations their true colors were going to come out eventually, and that's what you saw tonight.
Grady Little
#Balls

When you get everyone involved like that, only good things can happen. That's part of our game.
Grady Little
#Game

I'm pleased with the way we're swinging the bats and scoring runs.
Grady Little
#Bats

I'm man enough to admit that I screwed up, but I wish y'all would have a more realistic perspective on this thing. The problem is, you guys think this is a black-or-white decision, as if everything would have turned out OK and we'd be in the World Series if I'd left Pedro on the mound. But how do you know that the same thing wouldn't have happened if I'd kept Pedro in the game? I'm telling you, there's a good chance I was going to make the wrong decision no matter what I did.
Grady Little
#Man

He's done nothing around here to turn a person off -- in the clubhouse or on the mound. He's productive. You can't help but like everything he does. He doesn't wow you with his stuff. All he does is get people out.
Grady Little
#Clubhouse

We've given up a lot of long balls, and it's purely missing location.
Grady Little
#Balls

The Lowe I saw today is almost identical to the same guy [in Boston].
Grady Little
#Boston

It's no more special than any other game we're playing in Spring Training. I get to see a lot of friends that I haven't seen in a long time. Other than that, it's no big deal.
Grady Little
#Game

We definitely have some tough decisions to make.
Grady Little
#Decisions

I think the man is getting himself geared up for a great season. He's getting the focus he needs. The talent has always been there.
Grady Little
#Focus

I like the way he plays defense. Even if it's an adventure, it's being aggressive. He had an outstanding day at the plate.
Grady Little
#Adventure

I think (the WBC) affects everybody a little bit. A lot of young kids are going to get a lot more exposure than normal. It helps to see them more.
Grady Little
#Kids

The kids kept coming back and making a game of it. If we continue to do that all year long, we'll have a lot of fun.
Grady Little
#Kids

I'm very impressed with the way we're swinging the bats and if we continue to do that, we'll win our share. We didn't quit when we fell behind. That's a very positive sign.
Grady Little
#Bats

All I knew about him was his injury history. We're still well aware we have to protect him. We can't use him day in and day out.
Grady Little
#History

He just ate up that outside corner all night long.
Grady Little
#Night

The pitching coach came out and I'm sure his words to that pitcher were to try and get a ground ball back to you. I guarantee that's what he told him before he walked away and that's one of those times it happened.
Grady Little
#Words

We've seen a lot of improvement in Jose in the cage. He was at the point where he needed to improve from the left side.
Grady Little
#Improvement

The problem with catching a knuckleball pitcher is familiarity. Because a knuckleball is inconsistent, there are a lot of variables that are factors in which way that thing is moving on a given day.
Grady Little
#Familiarity

We have some awfully good choices. They all want to be in the game. Sometimes the choices are made for you, sometimes there are some difficult choices to be made. That's what we hope happens.
Grady Little
#Choices

I know, I know, it's just like McNamara. Tell me that didn't cross my mind 1,001 times when I was deciding what to do. In the end, I decided to make the textbook move, and now I could strangle myself for it.
Grady Little
#Mind

Eric is of a mind -- and we are, too -- that we're not going to put him in there until he's ready and pain-free. But I don't see us easing him in. I don't think Eric Gagne has ever eased into anything in his life.
Grady Little
#Mind

We're not pushing the panic button after eight games. We've got to start holding our leads. We're averaging a little over six runs a game, and it isn't enough.
Grady Little
#Games

It's not good. But I'll take a shower afterward, and we'll keep trying to make it better.
Grady Little
#Trying

We could have the same meeting we had last night.
Grady Little
#Night

They're going to be given every opportunity. How long that lasts, I'm not sure. I know we've got a club not firing on all cylinders. That's the cylinder that's not hitting on.
Grady Little
#Opportunity

He hasn't felt any pain whatsoever, and that's why we're turning him loose. If everything goes well, he'll be here in Saturday. If he's physically able to do this, we're ready for him. It's very important to have one of the guys we're banking on being in our regular lineup being back in there.
Grady Little
#Pain

He hasn't felt any pain whatsoever, and that's why we're turning him loose. If everything goes well, he'll be here Saturday.
Grady Little
#Pain