The minute you start talking about what you're going to do if you lose, you have lost.— George P. Shultz
Sensational Softball Player quotations
It's better to be a pirate than to join the Navy.
I think that certain players are going to approach the game differently.
I am more of a quiet person. I like to have more of a focused energy and internal energy whereas some people need to be bouncing off the walls to be ready for the game.
I still think there are some pitches in this pitching arm, so I will continue playing with USA Softball, but knowing that this could be the last time a softball player stands on the Olympic podium and has the opportunity of experiencing this - it was emotional.
A good coach will make his players see what they can become rather than what they are.
A tie is like kissing your sister.
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am.
Hell, no! A tie is like kissing your sister!
Of course, my father was a soccer player. He used to play very good. Then I was young, eight or nine years, ten years old, I just want to be like my father.
Growing up, I looked up to major league baseball players, and now these young women have amazing, incredible women all across the board, from swimming to gymnastics to softball to basketball.
Once in a while, I played second base;
once in a while, outfield. But those were just pickup games and softball leagues. So when I bought the Yankees, I tried to stay one pace ahead of the players.
If I could make millions of dollars being a softball player, I would quit acting in a second.
This is a game to be savored, not gulped.
There's time to discuss everything between pitches or between innings.
I was still in the college and they told me I should try it.
At the time, I still thought I was going to be an Olympic softball player. But later, when I retired from softball in 2007, I decided to give bobsled a try. I emailed the coach and got invited to Lake Placid for a tryout and I never left.
Baseball outfits went through their gaudy period during the disco '70's, when the White Sox looked like softball players and the Athletics looked like 'Saturday Night Fever' personified.
Every single day I wake up and commit myself to becoming a better player.
Some days it happens, and some days it doesn't. Sure, there are games I'm going to dominate and there are going to be games when I struggle. But it doesn't mean I give up.
A coach's main job is to reawaken a spirit in which the players can blend together effortlessly.