The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination.— Tommy Lasorda
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There are three types of baseball players: Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen and those who wonder what happens.
No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games.
No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference.
If you don't root for the Dodgers, you might not get into heaven.
The best possible thing in baseball is winning The World Series.
The second best thing is losing The World Series.
Pressure is a word that is misused in our vocabulary.
When you start thinking of pressure, it's because you've started to think of failure.
I walk into the clubhouse today and it's like walking into the Mayo Clinic.
We have four doctors, three therapists and five trainers. Back when I broke in, we had one trainer who carried a bottle of rubbing alcohol, and by the 7th inning he'd already drunk it.
About the only problem with success is that it does not teach you how to deal with failure.
If you love your job, you haven't worked a day in your life.
The saddest day of the year is the day baseball season ends.
The only Angels in Los Angeles are in Heaven, and they're looking down on the Dodgers.
The worst team in baseball's history won only 55 games.
The best team ever won 110 out of 160, so you're virtually guaranteed to win 1/3 of the time and lose 1/3 of the time. The difference is the 1/3 in the middle. You don't know what bucket the game you're playing falls into, so if you're smart, you'll fight like everything for all of them.
I don't like the pitch count! How are you gonna develop your arm? If you're a track man you say, "Hey, you can't run too much." Or if you're a boxer you say, "Hey, you can only box three rounds." It's not right!
When you say you're a padre, people ask when did you become a parent.
When you say you're a cardinal, they tell you to work hard because the next step is pope. But when you say you're a Dodger, everybody knows you're in the Major Leagues.
You have got to love what you're doing.
No matter what it is. Whatever you undertake in life, if you don't love it, and you don't enjoy it, you are making a big mistake. You have got to love what you are doing. You have to appreciate what you are getting, and you have to do it to the best of your ability.
I motivate players through communication, being honest with them, having them respect and appreciate your ability and your help.
My theory of hitting was just to watch the ball as it came in and hit it.
Baseball is like driving, it's the one who gets home safely that counts.
I do not care whether you're a Democrat or you're a Republican or an independent. We must pull for the people who are wearing the uniform of the armed forces. These people weren't drafted. They enlisted, because they believe.
Everybody makes mistakes, that's why they put erasers on pencils
When you - when you become the manager of a major league team, particularly the Dodgers, to me, that's a privilege and an honor. No matter where you go or what you do, you represent that position that you have. And you represent that organization that gave you the opportunity to be doing what you're doing.
When I was 15 years old, I used to actually dream I was pitching in Yankee Stadium. Bill Dickey was my catcher.
If he raced his pregnant wife he'd finish third.
I was told to stay away from pasta and bread for two weeks.
Not eating pasta? That'll kill me. Anything else, but why pasta?
Guys ask me, don't I get burned out? How can you get burned out doing something you love? I ask you, have you ever got tired of kissing a pretty girl?
Managing is like holding a dove in your hand.
Squeeze too hard and you kill it, not hard enough and it flies away.
I've been Catholic all my life, and there's one thing I've never understood.
Why didn't the Corinthians write back?
One time I was doing a speech to a group of kids, and just before I get there, I see this little kid crying. I found out they just lost a game, and he was the losing pitcher. I went over there, put my arm around him, and said, 'What are you crying for? When major league players lose, they don't cry.'
I bleed Dodger blue and when I die, I'm going to the big Dodger in the sky.
The only way I'd worry about the weather is if it snows on our side of the field and not theirs.
I started in the lowest league in baseball, and I worked my way all the way up to Triple A and then to the big leagues. I never reached the level that I thought I would reach as a player. But that's the way it goes. So then I started from the bottom as a manager, and I worked my way up to managing the Dodgers for 20 years.
My wife tells me one day, 'I think you love baseball more than me.
' I say, 'Well, I guess that's true, but hey, I love you more than football and hockey.'
Ernie Banks was a great great player and when he no longer could play, he became a great ambassador for the game. He represented the game with the highest of class and dignity. Everybody loved Ernie Banks. He enjoyed baseball, life and people. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. We have truly lost a baseball giant.
No, we don't cheat. And even if we did, I'd never tell you.
I still remember the entire Boy Scout motto.
I don't remember the serial number of my gun in the army. I don't remember the number of my locker in school. But I remember that Boy Scout code.
Sports has kept me on the straight and narrow path.
I'm telling you, I don't like cheaters.
There are parents out there screaming as if their kid is going to be in the big leagues someday. C'mon. I chew them out if I see that. Maybe they've got their own idea how to do things, but it's wrong. Just be with the kids. Let 'em make errors. Give them all a chance. It's not about winning. It's spirit, togetherness.
Always give an autograph when somebody asks you.
It's still the best game in town because you don't have to be big to play, and everybody plays. Even your grandmother probably played baseball.
I've never used one word of profanity in front of my wife, or my daughter, or my granddaughter or anybody else's wife.
I am so happy and proud to learn of Hideo Nomo's election to the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame. He was quite a pitcher and competitor, but he is also a very special and caring person.
When we win, I'm so happy I eat a lot.
When we lose, I'm so depressed, I eat a lot. When we're rained out, I'm so disappointed I eat a lot.
If you don't love the Dodgers, there's a good chance you may not get into Heaven.
I believe managing is like holding a dove in your hand.
If you hold it too tightly you kill it, but if you hold it too loosely, you lose it.
He (Darryl Strawberry) is not a dog; a dog is loyal and runs after balls.
You can have the best team in baseball, and if nobody goes through the turnstiles, you've got to shut the doors down.
Bruce Benedict is so slow he'd finish third in a race with a pregnant woman.