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Jason Giambi Quotes

It was nice that we got a win. They've had our number all year. We played a good game. We have to come out and do the same thing [Wednesday] and keep the ball rolling.
Jason Giambi
#Game

That kid is going to be good; he reminds me of Rocket. He's young, but that fastball, it's late. I don't care what the radar gun says, it seems like it's on top of you. He's got good stuff.
Jason Giambi
#Fastball

It's unbelievable. I'm speechless. I'm definitely honored. It's been a lot of hard work and a long road.
Jason Giambi
#Hard Work

When I got home, I wasn't sick, so I was able to continue all of the hard work I did last year. It was nice to be able to get back on that routine, start lifting, training and hitting, keep working on those things.
Jason Giambi
#Hard Work

We have to win every single night, ... We create our own destiny; it's in our hands. If we win every night, we put the pressure on everybody else. We don't have to depend on anyone else to win or lose. As long as we keep taking care of ourselves, we'll be all right.
Jason Giambi
#Destiny

Coming from Boston, one thing you know about Johnny is that he's not going to be intimidated in New York. He knows what pressure is and he's not going to let it change him.
Jason Giambi
#Boston

Johnny and I spoke a few times over the last week and I strongly encouraged him to sign with the Yankees. It is good to know that our lineup next year will include a natural leadoff hitter whose presence allows Jeter and A-Rod to return to their preferred places in the batting order. Johnny is a good friend and a great guy to have in the clubhouse. I am very excited about having him as a teammate again.
Jason Giambi
#Encouragement

I have no idea what's in the book. I handled it last year and I've gone forward from that.
Jason Giambi
#Books And Reading

The game slows, ... I don't overanalyze. I just try to get a good pitch and hit it. Even when I cooled off after July, I was still taking good at-bats. I'm just trying to hit the ball hard. Tonight, I got a few mistakes.
Jason Giambi
#Game

Baseball had record crowds last year. Probably with Barry going to break the [home run] record, it will bump it up and more people will come out and watch it. That makes players more popular, and in turn guys make more money.
Jason Giambi
#Baseball

They've been here so many times, I think with Joe and the veteran players, they believe. They believe in their ability and they believe they can make a difference.
Jason Giambi
#Believe

I was just trying to stay in my strike zone. I enjoy (multi-homer) games, it makes it fun. I'm just trying to stay locked in. This is the best I've felt in a couple years.
Jason Giambi
#Fun

We were all thinking in the back of our minds, oh God, here we go, the Devil Rays have our number.
Jason Giambi
#Devil

We'd look around and say the only way we're going to lose is if guys aren't playing [because they're hurt].
Jason Giambi
#Hurt

It turns into two and three because you rest Monday and start again on Tuesday. That's huge.
Jason Giambi
#Rest

It's great to contribute, a whole lot of fun,
Jason Giambi
#Fun

That's what makes him The Godfather. It always seems to work out.
Jason Giambi
#Work

We just couldn't seem to get the big hit to break open games.
Jason Giambi
#Games

I think it's going to be a little bit easier for Johnny. He's coming over from Boston. I think he has already been through it. He's not going to have the deer in the headlights (look), where I came over from Oakland and the media outweighs the players.
Jason Giambi
#Boston

I would give it a try, but they said don't even try. It's not worth risking it. I'm walking a little better. It's not so tight.
Jason Giambi
#Worth

When they first got down there they were trying to speed him along. I talked to him and he said they had some good workouts . . . I don't care how much you train or whatever you do, you can't simulate being on the field and playing baseball.
Jason Giambi
#Trying

This is all news to me. I didn't know any more of this than what you guys know. I've done what I had to do last year and I've gone forward. I handled it last year, gone forward and I'm worried about winning a World Series now. It was the best thing I needed to do.
Jason Giambi
#News

I know we like to think baseball is America's game, but that isn't totally true. There are some teams out there that can play this game pretty well.
Jason Giambi
#Baseball

You can understand George's position. He's basically got $50 million worth of players there. You tell me what billion-dollar corporation would want $50 million of its [assets] out somewhere with no guarantees if they get hurt.
Jason Giambi
#Worth

I think he was harder on himself. He wanted to come in here and win 25 games. He battled for us, and even when he didn't have his best stuff, he helped us win. You know you've had a great career when 17 wins is a bad year.
Jason Giambi
#Games

Over the course of the season, you're not going to score 10 runs every night. You need to win the 2-1 games, too, and we're not going to have to sit back and wait for a big homer to win a game. We can scratch and claw with Johnny and Derek up top, which is important.
Jason Giambi
#Night

Everybody's goal is to win. When you're a veteran player, you don't worry about getting your numbers, because everybody here has gotten their contract and has gotten paid. It's all about winning, and to do that, you have to concentrate on the little things.
Jason Giambi
#Worry

We changed it up a little bit (from last year) because my ability to lift was already there. I had that base. We started squatting right away, lunging.
Jason Giambi
#Ability

That's the way this team works. We score a lot of runs in one inning because we work pitchers and work walks and eventually there is no room to put anybody else.
Jason Giambi
#Work

We could have easily had the momentum swing and gotten swept. We could have turned this into a disaster.
Jason Giambi
#Disaster