12 Total Quotes

Jose Oquendo Quotes

Bernie, he's a clutch hitter. That's the way he plays. He's proven it through the years. He hit a tough pitch back the middle. He's professional who makes clutch hits. He's always done it.
Jose Oquendo
#Clutch

There's a lot of rivalry between islands. When we get together in the States, we all talk about bragging rights and we have fun with it. The fans are going to treat it like a fight.
Jose Oquendo
#Bragging

The things that I know from watching him in Milwaukee and Arizona, the thing we're going to work on is to charge harder. He kind of plays deep a little bit. He has tremendous range and a tremendous arm. Sometimes he has to charge the ball more and not lay back.
Jose Oquendo
#Work

Be sure to ask him about Puerto Rico beating Canada.
Jose Oquendo
#Canada

These are very proud people. They are proud of their heritage and haven't forgotten where they came from. I don't know how it will be received here, but it is something big in Latin America.
Jose Oquendo
#People

He threw strikes and my boys were anxious.
Jose Oquendo
#Boys

The guys played aggressive baseball, but they were also being selective at the plate, unlike (Tuesday) when they were swinging at many first pitches.
Jose Oquendo
#Baseball

There has always been a tradition of competition between the islands, because they are so close to each other.
Jose Oquendo
#Competition

I wanted to give him one at-bat, because a lot of people came out to see him. But then I planned to go to Eduardo Perez. It meant a lot to him. He'd had among the fewest at-bats on the team.
Jose Oquendo
#People

They have a lot of good players that any team in the United States would be happy to add to their rosters.
Jose Oquendo
#United States

He's his own guy, but being around those type of people has to impress you. You see people you admire, like Rodriguez, and it has to be a positive. But watching him, he's just as good as those guys. I know he was impressed by the guys he was looking at, but he also felt like he belonged. He did belong.
Jose Oquendo
#People

He's proud of what he's doing. He's not afraid to make a mistake. He trusts his ability. I believe he has always been confident in his defense, and he's getting the same way with his hitting.
Jose Oquendo
#Ability