68 Total Quotes

Lou Piniella Quotes

Lou Piniella
He's an intelligent guy. He's very good with mechanics. He's particularly good with putting together game plans on how to pitch the opposition -- utilizing his pitchers' strengths more than opposing hitters' weaknesses, which is a good way to go about it.
Lou Piniella
#Game

Lou Piniella
[Gomes] put up 20 in a half-season, pretty impressive, ... He's got some energy. He's an energy player.
Lou Piniella
#Energy

Lou Piniella
They don't realize how tired you get during a baseball season ... mentally tired, ... You need time to unwind.
Lou Piniella
#Baseball

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Good ballgame, what can I say?
Lou Piniella
#Ball Game

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At the same time, it'll give me time to go home and relax, fish and play some golf. I'm tired. I need some time off. It'll give me a chance to do those things, and at the same time to evaluate and look at situations that might arise about my future.
Lou Piniella
#Golf

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We'll probably shut him down for the year, ... If he can't pitch in Cleveland, we'll shut him down. It's not a serious thing.
Lou Piniella
#Cleveland

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He's on his own. But we're going to run there, somewhere in that sequence. That's part of our game.
Lou Piniella
#Game

Lou Piniella
We've had some tough losses this season, believe me. You lose a close ballgame, they're all tough.
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#Ball Game

Lou Piniella
It should be a fun weekend. This is good for baseball. One of these teams goes home, and the one that does is a playoff-caliber team.
Lou Piniella
#Baseball

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It's good to see these young kids get better and rewarded. But what's really fun is winning baseball games. That's the fun.
Lou Piniella
#Baseball

Lou Piniella
You look forward to the ballgame a little more, knowing that you can sidetrack somebody's chances.
Lou Piniella
#Ball Game

Lou Piniella
It will be fun for us. We'll see how we play.
Lou Piniella
#Fun

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He needs to get his life in order. He's a good young man. He just needs to get his priorities straight. He's got a long life ahead of him and a lot of people that care about him. The only problem is he's got to help himself.
Lou Piniella
#Life

Lou Piniella
He told me that in Boston personally the last time we played there, ... He never expounded on it, but he did mention it.
Lou Piniella
#Boston

Lou Piniella
What's made this team function is that a lot of players have played well, but nobody has done poorly,
Lou Piniella
#Function

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These kids are playing hustling baseball.
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#Baseball

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I might be doing this next year. It's not for sure - nothing's for sure. I like it. I'm enjoying this.
Lou Piniella
#Enjoying

Lou Piniella
There's nothing on the horizon. There's nothing to speculate about.
Lou Piniella
#Horizon

Lou Piniella
I was hoping it would bounce over the fence for a ground-rule double.
Lou Piniella
#Bounce

Lou Piniella
The interviews can be a little distracting, ... But they go by quickly. The important thing is you're pleasing the audience. And I'd rather do interviews than just have microphones around. During the action, things come out that can be embarrassing.
Lou Piniella
#Audience

Lou Piniella
We gave them an easy run there. That changed the momentum of the ballgame.
Lou Piniella
#Ball Game

Lou Piniella
It's a totally different perspective, ... One thing, when the game's over, you can go home and get a good night's rest and not have to worry about wins and losses -- a big change. I don't even talk baseball. Isn't that great?
Lou Piniella
#Home

Lou Piniella
[That's what makes this season so important in Tampa Bay. The Devil Rays need to start strong and hope for a boost in attendance from the league-low 13,070 average of last season. They need the extra revenue to chase after quality pitching next winter.] This year we divided our [free-agent] spending among a lot of low-cost players, ... Next year we hope to be able to take a little more money and maybe try to sign two or three players who could really help us immediately.
Lou Piniella
#Devil

Lou Piniella
Great base running. He gets a good jump on the ball that Huff hits, goes to second. Steals third and then scores on an infield ground ball. That's what speed does for you.
Lou Piniella
#Running

Lou Piniella
Dwight's got a lot to offer. He's just got to get himself to the point where his priorities are in order. There's a lot of people that care about him and love him and are willing to help him. The only problem is, you've got to help yourself.
Lou Piniella
#Priorities

Lou Piniella
A pitching coach is a manager's best friend. He's handling 12 out of the 25 players on the team.
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#Best Friends

Lou Piniella
I had a front-view seat of this. And yeah, there were some words exchanged. But I certainly didn't see any bumping or cap brimming or spraying. ... I think I had a better view than anybody. I was right there.
Lou Piniella
#Words

Lou Piniella
[Tampa Bay | The commissioner's office upheld bench coach John McLaren's three-game suspension for his outburst during a game in Boston last week. McLaren, who met with baseball officials Thursday, began serving his suspension Friday.] They were kind enough to hear his rebuttal, but they didn't change it, ... We're all disappointed.
Lou Piniella
#Office

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To his credit, ... he dug his heels in and pitched good baseball.
Lou Piniella
#Baseball

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Same type of game as last night,
Lou Piniella
#Night