Never permit the pressure to exceed the pleasure.— Joe Maddon
Joyful Baseball Coach quotations
I stare out the window and wait for spring.
Nobody wanted me. Scouts told me to go to school, to forget baseball. Coaches said, 'You're never going to make it.' I appreciated their honesty, because I think when someone tells you something you may not like, you have to use that as fuel for motivation.
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What is tough, is being good every day.
When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you're older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out.
The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
You gotta be a man to play baseball for a living, but you gotta have a lot of little boy in you, too.
When Steve and I die, we are going to be buried in the same cemetery, 60-feet 6-inches apart.
Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story.
In 2005, a man diagnosed with multiple myeloma asked me if he would be alive to watch his daughter graduate from high school in a few months. In 2009, bound to a wheelchair, he watched his daughter graduate from college. The wheelchair had nothing to do with his cancer. The man had fallen down while coaching his youngest son's baseball team.
What are we at the park for except to win? I'd trip my mother.
I'd help her up, brusher her off, tell her I'm sorry. But mother don't make it to third.
What's tough is being good every day.
I just didn't have no edge for baseball.
Once special coach Tony Oliva and former Twins coach Al Newman told me what happened, I couldn't function.
Baseball is the only sport that lets the managers and coaches go out onto the field and rant and rave
If you can't imitate him, don't copy him.
Why are baseball managers the only coaches who dress up like the players?
To a pitcher, a base hit is the perfect example of negative feedback.
When I finish playing, I think I'd like to coach college baseball.
I'm honored to be on this list for the official beginning of the College Baseball Hall of Fame. The coaches on the list laid the groundwork for what college baseball is today. Being mentioned with those men means a lot to me.
He's like a baseball team owner who also wants to coach, but who also attracts fans, like David Duke, and now anti-semi Louis Farrakhan who also gave Donald Trump odd praise. Now maybe this is not Trump's fault, but he is truly a unifier getting white and black racist leaders to agree on one thing - him. Not to mention the democrats.
I am very excited to be included in the very first college baseball Hall of Fame class. For me to be honored with these coaches and players that I have grown to admire and respect is very special. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone in Lubbock.
Toughest job in baseball is the general manager. Second toughest is the hitting coach.
[ Chadwick Boseman] was not a baseball player.
He spent, I don't know, countless hours, many months, working two sessions a day with professional pro coaches to develop the baseball skills that he needed.
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.
I posted some story about the Arizona State baseball coach getting into a fight with an autograph hound, and it was a disastrous thing. The guy rescinded his story. It proved to me that I'm not cut out to be a proper journalist. I'm much better sitting around and making fun of journalists and telling them what terrible journalists they are than being an actual journalist.
I got cast playing the best baseball player anybody's ever seen.
I don't know how to play any sport, including baseball, but I trained really hard. They had these great coaches, and they started saying, "Wow, you have some like really untapped athletic ability."
Most of what I learned about baseball came from great coaches, beginning with my father, then Bob [Buchelle], when I`d made it into the seated row of Little League in [Dorchester], then Dan Burke, [John Balfe], the great Henry Lane.
Over time I learned that there are two very different satisfactions that you can have in your life. One is the satisfaction of becoming skilled at something. It almost doesn't matter what the terrain is. There is a deep, soul-feeding resonance in mastery itself, whether in teaching, writing a complicated software program, coaching a baseball team, or marshalling a group of people to start a new business.
Frank went out for baseball and while he wasn't very good, it wasn't a total loss. The coach used him as a pattern to drawn the on-deck circle.
Like a lot of people who get into coaching, I was impacted by the people in my life. Certainly my father (John) who coached me in youth league baseball, and my high school coach, Joe Moore, were mentors and major influences.
I'm a sports-watcher. I played football and baseball, coached baseball. So I watch those things.
Coaches and headmasters praise sport as a preparation for the great game of life, but this is absurd. Nothing could be more different from life. For one thing sports, unlike life, are played according to rules. Indeed, the rules are the sport: life may behave bizarrely and still be life, but if the runner circles the bases clockwise it's no longer baseball.
Hey, I'm just looking for an excuse to retire so I can play summer league baseball, go coach my nephews, play pickup basketball. I've always had that ability to move on to the next thing.
I love sharing my knowledge of hitting with others.
Now coaches and players at all levels can learn my systematic approach to hitting a baseball with more consistency, mental strength and accuracy.