26 Total Quotes

Michael Barrett Quotes

Vintage Maddux. He's hitting his spots well. When he struck out Tony Womack, it was as hard a fastball as I've seen him throw in my time here. He just looks like he's in great shape. And we need him to be that way.
Michael Barrett
#Fastball

The offseason is the 'on' season, ... I try to create an atmosphere that's tough. When the season starts, you're thankful.
Michael Barrett
#Atmosphere

He's just got stellar composure and he's a cool, cool guy all around. On and off the field, he's just a mellow guy.
Michael Barrett
#Composure

They sort of pit us against the active duty force.
Michael Barrett
#Duty

In 1994, I had an opportunity to play in the Olympic Games and I turned that down to play professional. I never dreamed I'd have a chance to put on a USA jersey, and now I get a chance to do that. I can't think of a better opportunity to play for your country. I think this is the real deal.
Michael Barrett
#Games

I don't think the baseball was ever changed. It's hard for me to believe they could change the baseball to increase home runs.
Michael Barrett
#Baseball

The one thing I like about this team is as great as it was, as fun as it was, there's no real celebrating what happened today. It means we're focused and moving on.
Michael Barrett
#Fun

I'm just a baseball player; I'm not a math major. I'm still not real clear on it. In the event of a three-way tie, it comes down to runs scored, I believe.
Michael Barrett
#Baseball

She defends the ball as well as anybody in the league. That's our strength, her quickness. We feed off of her.
Michael Barrett
#Strength

We were hoping to force turnovers and get some easy baskets, which we did.
Michael Barrett
#Force

This is an issue that is gaining momentum across the country.
Michael Barrett
#Country

It's going to be a tremendous honor. He's in too good of shape for this to be his last start, but I could be wrong and he won't pitch another game. But it isn't because he can't pitch.
Michael Barrett
#Honor

We have a lot to prove early, and we have a lot of work to do early. To get to where we need to go, we can't afford a slow start.
Michael Barrett
#Work

I couldn't get the ball to second base like I wanted to. It's partly my job to stop the running game. Maybe I'm tipping off something in my setup. I have to keep them from flying all over the place.
Michael Barrett
#Running

When things like that happen, it sort of brings everybody down. If it doesn't work out for one teammate, everybody sort of feels the same way. ... We just didn't do what we needed to do to win last year.
Michael Barrett
#Work

Where I hit in the lineup shouldn't dictate my performance. It has no correlation. I just have to get good pitches to hit.
Michael Barrett
#Performance

I did not want a bill that dealt with ideology in any way.
Michael Barrett
#Ideology

I encourage him to shake me off. That's how I'll learn his game, learn his style. I tell him it's more about the conviction of his pitches than the selection. If I have an issue, I'll go out and talk to him. We've had some discussions on the mound and he's been as cool as a cucumber out there. I can't say enough about his composure. I think that's carried him to this point.
Michael Barrett
#Style

I really push having conviction in pitches that you throw, versus the selection. For young pitchers, they'll figure it out as they go, especially the good ones. Over years of learning, I can't keep giving them information. They have to learn to process it themselves. Some guys learn faster than others, and some guys don't learn at all. Things can get confused if I try to do too much.
Michael Barrett
#Conviction

That is surprising. He's all about efficiency. But he's talked about how he's had to throw more pitches as he gets older, and that's part of it, too. Either way, the guy is 5-0, and you can't dispute that.
Michael Barrett
#Efficiency

The tent is at the foot of the Fisher Towers, spires of skinny red rock set in a wilderness a quarter of a mile from the river. Intermission is at sunset, a show unto itself.
Michael Barrett
#Wilderness

This string sextet by Schoenberg is based on a Viennese poem in which a women walks with her lover under the moon and confesses that she is pregnant by another man. The man tells his love he will stay with her no matter what and raise the child. The arc of the piece moves from abject sorrow and guilt to joy and underscores the transformative power of love and commitment.
Michael Barrett
#Women

Next year is not about what you've done in the past,
Michael Barrett
#Past

We all feel responsible that he didn't get his 15 wins. I don't believe that it's as much a reflection on the way he's pitched as it is a reflection on the way the whole year has gone for us.
Michael Barrett
#Reflection

We hypothesized that cardiac auscultation is more of a technical skill and thus could be mastered through the use of intensive repetition.
Michael Barrett
#Skill

I think it?s going to be a lot more like home. I think players are going to end up spending a lot more time here.
Michael Barrett
#Home