A manager uses a relief pitcher like a six shooter, he fires until it's empty then takes the gun and throws it at the villain.
If overconfidence can cause the Roman Empire to fall, I ought to be able to get a ground ball.
Coming into a game in the eighth or ninth inning is like parachuting behind enemy lines. And sometimes the chute doesn't open. You have to live with that. It's an occupational hazard.
The best thing about baseball is there's no homework.
Most pitchers fear losing their fastball, but since I don't have one, I have nothing to fear but fear itself.
I don't mean to diminish the job, it's a good job and a real pressure job. But I don't think a relief pitcher should ever be the most valuable player of a league. We only play in maybe half of the games. Being a relief pitcher means part-time employment. We're bench players, and bench players shouldn't be M.V.P.