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.
Most pitchers fear losing their fastball, but since I don't have one, I have nothing to fear but fear itself.
Preschoolers have a way of grabbing your attention. Mine help me not to be a baseball player at home.
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.
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.
I lull them into a false sense of security by watching me pitch... If overconfidence can cause the Roman Empire to fall, I ought to be able to get a ground ball.