46 Total Quotes

Shawn Chacon Quotes

I threw strikes and was able to go late in the game. And the defense was outstanding.
Shawn Chacon
#Defense

Those were game-saving plays,
Shawn Chacon
#Game

I see opportunity here. I want to stay here.
Shawn Chacon
#Opportunity

I'm getting an opportunity to show that I can pitch and pitch in big games, ... That's all you can ask as an athlete, a chance to do big things.
Shawn Chacon
#Games

I'm getting an opportunity to show that I can pitch in big games, and all you want as an athlete is a chance. You want a chance to be able to do big things, and I'm getting it. This is everything I've asked for, and you've got to take advantage because you never know when it will come again.
Shawn Chacon
#Games

I've been getting ahead of hitters, throwing all my pitches for strikes and really just staying aggressive, letting the defense play. That's something they've been doing is playing outstanding defense.
Shawn Chacon
#Defense

I see what lies ahead, ... It's win or go home.
Shawn Chacon
#Home

I'd love it, but nobody's told me that will happen, ... But yeah, I'd be ready.
Shawn Chacon
#Love

It wasn't like, 'Oh, my God, I'm scared,' You take it like a man and move on,
Shawn Chacon
#God

As an outsider you're kind of like, 'Everybody has those problems, why are they making the Yankees a big deal?'
Shawn Chacon
#Problems

Hearing that makes you feel good, no doubt,
Shawn Chacon
#Doubt

It's an honor to be part of all this history. You want to put your own mark on the Yankees organization and the history.
Shawn Chacon
#History

At the time, ... the way the other guy is pitching, you're like, 'It's going to be one of those games where it's who cracks first.'
Shawn Chacon
#Games

I don't know what it is, but I'm more nervous before a game and when I come out of it, ... The mound is the one place I'm supposed to be. I'm in control and once you make up your mind that you are, nothing can bother you.
Shawn Chacon
#Game

Two or three called me up and said, 'Man, they're trying to take money out of your pocket,'
Shawn Chacon
#Man

This isn't fantasy baseball.
Shawn Chacon
#Baseball

I get nervous, I'm human, ... When I get out on the mound, that's where I'm supposed to be. I'm in control and nobody can bother me.
Shawn Chacon
#Human

For [Torre] to have the confidence in me to get out of [critical spots], that's big.
Shawn Chacon
#Confidence

He's talked to me about having that personality that's got to match your stuff, ... He said, 'If you've got electric stuff, you've got to have an electric personality. Hitters don't have to fear you, but they have to be leery of you. When you come in they have to think, O.K., this game is over.'
Shawn Chacon
#Personality

Especially his personality and the way he can relate to you, not necessarily in a serious way, but kind of joking around, it was a tremendous help. For me, as a catcher, he's the best one I've ever pitched to.
Shawn Chacon
#Personality

We were right next to an Air Force base out there.
Shawn Chacon
#Force

I don't mind the idea of competing for a spot. I don't feel I'm owed anything by the Yankees. I have an opportunity, that's all I can really ask for.
Shawn Chacon
#Mind

I have a belief that things happen for a reason. There were a lot of skeptics that said I couldn't make the transition to New York. But I know what kind of person I am. It's just a matter of taking advantage of the opportunity you're presented.
Shawn Chacon
#Belief

There's a competition in this camp, and I don't take anything for granted. It's unspoken (among the starters), (but) it's not as if you want somebody to do bad so you can look better. Competition makes you better.
Shawn Chacon
#Competition

I just got the feeling - and I'm not trying to speak for the Team USA players - that some of these other teams are a lot more into it. They really, really feel like it's the Olympics for them.
Shawn Chacon
#Trying

I'm trying to eliminate the get-yourself-into-trouble part. That's not fun, but it happens. I've been compensating so far.
Shawn Chacon
#Fun

I had a pretty good spring. I don't think I hurt myself at all. We'll see what happens.
Shawn Chacon
#Hurt

You have an inning in a game when you battle with, whether it's your control or getting the ball down or whatever. They made me pay for it, but I wouldn't take back anything I did out there tonight.
Shawn Chacon
#Control

It didn't start well. Coming out and giving up a two-run home run.
Shawn Chacon
#Giving

Giving up a two-run homer in the first inning is not what you have in mind. But you don't give up, you don't think too much about it. You just concentrate on keeping the game close from that point on. That's what I did and I was rewarded for it. We put up a lot of runs. It's no secret what we're going to do. We're going to pound people.
Shawn Chacon
#Giving