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Willie Randolph Quotes

He was erratically effective. That was the most erratic we've seen him in a while. But he made the pitches when he had to.
Willie Randolph
#Effective

I see more energy from him. I think he's just trying to help. When you're in a race like this, you want to do too much. I see him just trying to grind it out, that's all. He hasn't gotten any big hits lately, but to me, the key is that he's out there and he's trying to help us win.
Willie Randolph
#Energy

The kids are obviously part of our future, and the fact is they're going to experience, hopefully, a very exciting pennant race. Everybody likes their hits. It's being involved in something that could be special and getting experience when the game counts. Mets fans and the organization should be proud of David Wright and Jose Reyes, and Victor Diaz had a huge night also. And Jake is getting his feet wet.
Willie Randolph
#Experience

It's nice. I look forward to it, man. I love the competition.
Willie Randolph
#Competition

I think youth is great. It gives you energy and enthusiasm. It's ambitious in a lot of ways. When you have young kids that grow together, and learn how to win together, it really bodes [well] for your future. Young talent is great. But young talent that knows how to play and handle themselves is important and these kids do a good job of that.
Willie Randolph
#Energy

It's always nice to win, brother. No matter how you get it.
Willie Randolph
#Brother

We don't care about that. This is a new team, a new year. We just go out and play.
Willie Randolph
#Caring

We make it hard for ourselves sometimes, ... and we go to the heartbreak hotel a little too much.
Willie Randolph
#Heartbreak

We're just going through the process of learning how to play winning baseball. The bottom line is that we're learning the hard way.
Willie Randolph
#Baseball

It's just a matter of going through the pains of learning how to play winning baseball, ... That's really what it boils down to.
Willie Randolph
#Baseball

The baseball gods are showing me a little bit of everything this year. We just seem to make a mistake at the most inappropriate time.
Willie Randolph
#Baseball

The baseball gods are showing me a little bit of everything this year, and that was one of the more unusual (plays). I'm still positive about these guys. . . . But it just boils down to learning how to play winning baseball.
Willie Randolph
#Baseball

It builds confidence. Making a contribution to the team is important for a young player. I'm happy for him. He works hard. He wants to win. You root for a kid like that.
Willie Randolph
#Confidence

I've been kind of walking on eggs with him because I really haven't had an opportunity to give him much rest. It's a tribute to him that he's worked as hard as he has. After having a couple tough years with injuries, he's dedicated himself to making sure he stays in the lineup every day. Being young helps that, but there's a lot of maintenance going along with that, and I think the kid deserves a lot of credit for doing that.
Willie Randolph
#Opportunity

But he's played a lot of baseball, you can tell, ... He's got a more natural flow. The kids in his country [the Dominican Republic] play a lot and gain a lot of baseball poise. He seems sure of himself.
Willie Randolph
#Baseball

I feel like we deserved this victory. We haven't had a comeback like this in a while. All year long, we've had a lot of heartbreaking losses.
Willie Randolph
#Victory

The satisfaction is I challenged these guys two weeks ago to keep playing hard and they have.
Willie Randolph
#Satisfaction

It's important to finish up strong, win as many games as we can,
Willie Randolph
#Games

I'm not thinking about other teams or what people think about what we're doing, ... I'm just trying to win games.
Willie Randolph
#Games

I don't think you can look at one leader, ... You narrow yourself and get into trouble when it's only one guy. Because if he isn't always there, what are you going to do?
Willie Randolph
#Trouble

It's learning how to handle it more than anything. You've got to take your foot off the accelerator and learn to trust yourself.
Willie Randolph
#Learning

It's nice to see a young player use the whole field, use his power to all fields. That's something that's going to bode well for him in the future.
Willie Randolph
#Power

We're human beings. Sometimes, guys put too much on themselves. [People] saw today what we can do. I think the New York fans are going to love this team.
Willie Randolph
#People

I'd rather have a man who's going to stand up and say what he believes. We have a right as Americans to voice that opinion.
Willie Randolph
#Man

That's good news. I spoke to him today and it sounded like he had marbles in his mouth.
Willie Randolph
#News

I'm a firm believer in equality, I really am. I hope she gets her shot, that's important.
Willie Randolph
#Equality

It was ugly. It was not the way to do things to get back in and stay in (the race).
Willie Randolph
#Race

I think any manager in his right mind would love to have a Pedro Martinez.
Willie Randolph
#Love

That feeling you get when you close the door can be contagious. It can change the whole attitude toward winning when you have someone of the caliber of Wagner, Mariano.
Willie Randolph
#Attitude

I've got a lot of learning to do. I still have a lot to learn.
Willie Randolph
#Learning