Never permit the pressure to exceed the pleasure.— Joe Maddon
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If I'm honest with you, you might not like me for a day or two.
But if I lie to you, you're going to hate me forever.
Don't ever let the pressure exceed the pleasure.
You have to anticipate a call's not going to go your way.
It happens to everybody. It happens to both sides every night, so you can't necessarily go there mentally. You've just got to keep moving through the moment.
If I'm a pitcher, my only point would be that if I'm a relief pitcher, I think I like the idea of warming up on the field.
Sometimes you have to give credit to the other guy pitching.
You have to be able to play through the tough moments by doing something offensively, and we haven't been able to do that.
I have not seen the National League enough to know.
I'm big on feel, and I think it can help a relief pitcher gain feel before he goes into the game.
I know Daniel Murphy is a really good hitter.
He's definitely pulling the ball right now for power, although he did go left-central the other night against the Dodgers, I believe.
As a bench coach in Anaheim I used to sit down below with Sosh (Scioscia) on that little area, and then when you'd get up on top, it was an entirely different vibe, man. Two, three steps up, it's a different vibe. You feel everything.
I've always - outside of the outfielders running over the hump, and it could be slightly dangerous, and it can impact play; of course it can. But on the other side I think, again, just if you're pitching, a relief pitcher, I think it's kind of a great place to get involved in a game.
Our prep's not going to be any different.
It will be optional batting practice like there was today. I don't want any more work. I don't want extra study.
I remember going to Shibe Park, Connie Mack, when I was a kid with my dad and my mom. I felt more neighborhood-esque. And I like the idea, and I love the new downtown ballparks. I love when the venue is situated in a vibrant part of the urban setting.
Everybody's going to be clamoring, that's the way you should work your bullpens from now on, but you have to have the appropriate people to do that, and of course during the season it would be much more difficult as opposed to the microcosm of the postseason.
Javy [Baez] grew up in Puerto Rico, played a lot of baseball as a youth, played a lot of winter ball. He's been taught properly and well.
[Red Sox and Blue Jays] formula's been they have such durability in the bullpen.
I love everything about that because when he goes out there Javy Baez is not afraid of making a mistake, and that's big thing when you get players that are en masse not concerned about making mistakes, really good stuff can happen. That's, he leads the pack with that.
I think Daniel Murphy definitely is premeditated what he'd like to do.
He's very good about not missing his pitch when he sees it. I know the ball has to look like at least a softball right now, at least, maybe more to the beach ball variety. He's seeing everything that well. He's a good hitter that is seeing the ball really well right now, and you have to make good pitches to get him out.
I'm very pleased with all of our guys.
We had the one good game offensively in Cleveland. We just need that one moment. We have to have a one-game winning streak tomorrow, and if we do that, I really would be feeling pretty good about going back to Cleveland.
My coaching staff gets to go to the World Series.
From a financial perspective that's great for coaches because baseball coaches in the Major League level don't really make that much money. People don't realize that.
Don't let the pressure of the moment outweigh the pleasure.
I haven't had a chance to really view the pitches straight up.
Obviously Javy [Baez] is able to control his emotions, he plays it as it should be, it's a game. That's how he plays it.
Don't ever permit the pressure to exceed the pleasure.
That's on the top of my lineup card every night.
I don't say anything. One of the reporters asked me in the scrum in there, and I said, no, I didn't say anything to anybody. I can only hurt them right now. I cannot help them.
When you start worrying about who you're going to play, it could bite you.
Because it really shouldn't matter.
You rarely think about just throwing to third base to get one out.
That's probably the industry's fault with all of that.
I like to have fun. I have never done anything well in my entire life that I didn't enjoy.
We're obviously having a tough time, like the other teams did.
Maybe tweeting is a more appealing method of getting your thoughts out to the masses a little bit more often. That's the only way I consider it. Otherwise, I do it for the fans' purposes; it's definitely not to try to empty my brain out to anybody else.
When Javy Baez goes out there, man, you saw him before the game sitting on the bench, saw him waving into the camera, he's just being himself. I love that.
I want the players to play that way, so I'd better manage that way.
The philosophy has been thrown out there. We've been talking about it. We've been working on it, so let's see how it works. Let's see if theory and reality can come together.