The best pitchers have a short term memory and a bullet proof confidence.— Greg Maddux
The most sublime Greg Maddux quotes that are proven to give you inner joy
People judge too much by results. I'm just the opposite. I care about more than results. I'd rather make a good pitch and give up a bloop single than make a bad pitch and get an out.
When people say (nice) things you take them as compliments and it's nice, but it won't help you win your next game. The thing I am trying to keep in mind is that relying on my past performance will not make me win my next game, it'll only get in my way.
I look forward to another good year next year. It would be nice to win, too.
There are a lot of shots in golf I can't hit, but I try to hit them anyway.
The frustration is not there, because I'm still learning. But I really know how to do this. I'm not just hoping to get it where I want it... Let the other guys do it half-assed.
I was under the impression I had signed a three-year contract.
I want to be back. I expect to be back. I will be back.
I daydream just like everybody else. I just do it with my body facing the field, so everybody thinks I'm paying attention.
Oh, poor me (jokingly, after being told that Randy Johnson & Pedro Martinez would make more in 2003 than he would). What do I do now? I guess I'll have to get a second job.
The dirt was OK, but once you hit the grass... Wet grass is slippery.
I don't care if we're out of it or not, if I've got a chance to pitch, I want to.
Regardless of where you're pitching, regardless of what goes on before or after your game, you still have to be ready.
If you are content with yourself, you'll stop taking those little steps forward and begin taking big steps backward.
My stuff was all right, but it's not about pitching good.
It's about winning. I pitched just good enough to lose.
I'd rather try and not win than not try at all
I try to do two things: locate my fastball and change speeds.
That's it. I try to keep as simple as possible. I just throw my fastball (to) both sides of the plate and change speed every now and then. There is no special food or anything like that, I just try to make quality pitches and try to be prepared each time I go out there.
I would love to try to win another game.
Obviously, it's more fun when you win. I'd rather try and not win than not try at all.
I take golf trips with my brother or with friends.
We usually go to Pebble or Bandon Dunes. One year we went to Hawaii.
Consistency is something you can always improve on.
You can be more consistent with your mental approach, the things you do physically on the mound. Instead of doing 5 good pitches an inning, try to make six. You can always do more of what you are doing well and try to be as consistent as you can be.
The reason I think I'm a good pitcher is I locate my fastball and I change speeds. Period. That's what you do to pitch. That's what pitchers have to do to win games.
What has benefited me the most is learning I can't control what happens outside of my pitching.
I could probably throw harder if I wanted, but why? When they're in a jam, a lot of pitchers...try to throw harder. Me, I try to locate better.
The key to pitching is to have the ability to throw a strike when they're taking and throw a ball when the hitter is swinging.
You're not going to win by automatically going out there.
It's hard to know what people really expect of you, and I've never tried to live up to expectations anyway. That's no way to play baseball.
If they want me I'd love to come back.
I'm not going to play because I can, I'm going to play because I deserve it.
I only know one way to pitch. I really do.
I don't believe for one second that the eye surgery has helped me on the mound.