Show me a guy whos afraid to look bad, and Ill show you a guy you can beat every time.
By: Lou Brock
Stealing bases was put to me almost as a prerequisite for staying in the game. They didnt give me a handbook on how to do it; they said do it. Under those conditions you go out and develop your own handbook.
I was not in the church, but we claim, like so many people, Yeah, I grew up in the church. Well yeah, I grew up in the church and went to church, but I knew nothing about the Lord. I had no idea what it meant about walking in faith.
I dont think about goals and records. Competition is what keeps me playing.
You cant be afraid to make errors! You cant be afraid to be naked before the crowd, because no one can ever master the game of baseball, or conquer it. You can only challenge it.
If youre successful in what you do over a period of time, youll start approaching records, but thats not what youre playing for. Youre playing to challenge and be challenged.
Jim Crow was king... and I heard a game in which Jackie Robinson was playing, and I felt pride in being alive.
The baseball held was my fantasy of what life offered.
We have to make some radical move to get the attention of everyone. Cheaters cant win and steroids has put us in the position that its OK to cheat.
When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed. I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly. He cut the legs off the bed.
Your bat is your life. Its your weapon. You dont want to go into battle with anything that feels less than perfect.
The stiffer the penalty, the greater the message is sent.
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