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Tony Russa Quotes

We understand we're officially in October baseball. It just doesn't seem right to celebrate when your magic number is one.
Tony Russa
#Baseball

He's been so clutch against good pitching, really good pitching.
Tony Russa
#Clutch

He made a mistake pitch and a clutch hitter took advantage. He did some good things and then he made a mistake.
Tony Russa
#Advantage

He pitched outstanding, and as long as this game is played, when a pitcher out there is pitching that way, you're not going to do much.
Tony Russa
#Game

He hasn't started working out hard yet. I don't know enough about his stroke. He missed a lot of playing time in spring training, so I don't know how quick (his return) can be.
Tony Russa
#Hard

Forever now, as long as baseball history is repeated, that home run is going to be part of history and Albert will have his place in it.
Tony Russa
#Baseball

What's different about this club, when you have this many setbacks, it's usually part of why you don't win or you barely squeeze by in the last week of the season with a good but not great record. To have this kind of run and play this quality of baseball for this long is why this club deserves a very different kind of credit.
Tony Russa
#Club

We've won the division, and I think he's lost a little mental edge as far as concentration,
Tony Russa
#Concentration

He pitched nine innings against a tough offensive club -- that's dominating. He had a 2-0 pitch to a terrific hitter and he hit the ball out of the state. But that's the last run they got. That's outstanding pitching. No disrespect to anybody in either league who's doing great, but there's nobody greater than Chris. He's clutch.
Tony Russa
#Club

Like I said, I didn't ask, ... When I got the thumbs-up I said OK and I walked out, so I don't know.
Tony Russa
#Ask

He's made some improvement, ... With all the treatment, he's got some relief. He's not as sore as he was yesterday, so that's a good sign. But I don't think anybody told me that means he can throw off the mound on a particular day. But I know he has improved.
Tony Russa
#Improvement

I think he's pitching with more confidence. He's got more experience and he's got more weapons when he goes out there. They all fit.
Tony Russa
#Confidence

He's pitched with so much intensity and so much pressure for so long that when the pressure's not there, he lost a little edge, ... He had good stuff his last two starts, but his location was off.
Tony Russa
#Intensity

He'll be very good for the Atlanta Braves. He didn't quite jell in that Boston situation, but he can play anywhere. So many people have exaggerated that year.
Tony Russa
#Boston

You have to recognize that you have a chance to have a special place in baseball history, so you're going about it for more than just the moment or the money or the stats or the attention. I think that will be the key for some of these really terrific young pitchers. You have to be really good, and at some point you have to dedicate yourself to your place in baseball history.
Tony Russa
#Baseball

I'm careful not to give into theatrics when times are tough, I don't like it when somebody gives into outside pressure and puts on a show for others.
Tony Russa
#Pressure

I think physically he feels good and I think the pressure of the postseason has got his concentration back to where it was a great, great majority of the season,
Tony Russa
#Concentration

I think physically he feels good and I think the pressure of the postseason has got his concentration back to where it was a great, great majority of the season.
Tony Russa
#Concentration

Look at the runs he gave up, they were two breaking balls over the plate, ... He made a couple of breaking ball mistakes and that's two extra runs.
Tony Russa
#Balls

I know him to be a really quality baseball man. I'll guarantee you, he knows the game.
Tony Russa
#Baseball

That's the kind of move you make that tells the players you've got the [guts] to do what you think is right, not to worry about it.
Tony Russa
#Guts

There are two challenges for a club, the first is the regular season, a six-month grind. So if you happen to win your division and qualify for October, I think that is the hardest thing to do.
Tony Russa
#Challenges

A lot will depend on what's Matt's opportunity. He may find a better opportunity, more money somewhere else. I don't want to drop a guilt trip on him. We'd like to have him back, but can we afford him?
Tony Russa
#Money

A lot will depend on what's Matt's opportunity, ... He may find a better opportunity, more money somewhere else. I don't want to drop a guilt trip on him. We'd like to have him back, but can we afford him?
Tony Russa
#Money

I'm pleased he's here early. I think we have a real advantage with Jose (being) a very good infield instructor.
Tony Russa
#Advantage

I happened to watch it on TV. That doesn't merit an ejection. He didn't say any magic words. He really didn't make a big thing of it.
Tony Russa
#Magic

I've answered this question every time exactly how I believe it, and that is that we had the luxury of a crooked-number lead, and the responsibility of our relievers were No. 1: Get outs. But No. 2: Don't give them any cheap opportunities, which means walking guys because you're being too fine,
Tony Russa
#Luxury

I firmly believe it's such a dangerous thing, if you can get in the big leagues you ought to have enough command. You don't have to be perfect down there but if you're going to miss, miss down rather than up.
Tony Russa
#Believe

It's a really neat and special coincidence, but it's nothing but a coincidence. This wasn't set up to give Matt that honor. It's just the way it worked out. It's a neat extra.
Tony Russa
#Coincidence

We worked hard to get here. The club has been so relentless, as strong-minded as you can be.
Tony Russa
#Club