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All Quotes by author - Cal Ripken, Jr.
" All I really try and do is live up to my potential and do as well as I possibly could and to bring to the ballpark each and every day a good effort and do the best that I could each and every day. "
" A lot of people think I had such a rosy career, but I wanted to identify that one of the things that helps you have a long career is learning how to deal with adversity, how to get past it. Once I learned how to get through that, others things didn't seem so hard. "
" I always thought being a gamer and someone who had a sense of responsibility to the game and to my teammates was the honorable thing. "
" I did make a choice when I got away from baseball to be there to get my kids off to college. "
" I don't mind being described as vanilla in certain ways. "
" I had aches and pains when I played. No player is ever 100 percent, 80 percent, 85 percent. Guys that play 158 or 162 or 145, we are all in the same boat. "
" I had one of my best years in 1991; I was 31. I made a renewed effort to work harder. I got better at my diet. I paid attention to how much sleep I got. I was always someone of routine. I became more strict. "
" I had trouble with my temper all the way through the minor leagues. "
" I lived the baseball life as a kid, with my dad in it. And I lived the baseball life as an adult, because I was in it. When I retired, I wanted the opportunity to be a little bit more flexible and home-based for my kids. "
" I'm not trying to be a star on TV. I am who I am, which I hope comes out. I have a little bit of a different sense than most people know, and it takes a while to get used to it. "
" I never set out to do this; I never set out to say, 'Can I break this record?' Then all of a sudden, the preparations made for the celebration put pressure on me. I said, 'Okay, I have to get there.' After 2,130, there was sort of a realization it was a foregone conclusion you're going to play tomorrow. "
" I see myself as extremely lucky. "
" I've been asked to interview for many managing jobs, and I never said yes because I was never serious about it, and I thought it would be wrong to go through that process. "
" My approach to every game was to try to erase the games that were before and try to focus on the game at hand. "
" My dad had premature gray. I was always the one with the most energy, the one who continued to practice longer. I ran up and down the stairs of different stadiums. I didn't feel the need to cover up the fact that I was losing my hair or it was graying. When you're on a team, age is only a factor when you're talking in the locker room. "
" Sometimes I think sportsmanship is a little bit forgotten in place of the individual attention. "
" The older you get, the things that you thought you wanted to do when you were younger, you're checking them off your list because you no longer want to them. "
" There have been times in my life when I felt compelled to write things down as a matter of therapy, but whatever I kept about those days, I shredded. It was too personal. "
" When things happen to you in the worst way, you live with it, you go over it, you think, 'What else could I have done?' "
" When you are away from the game and busy with other areas, you realize that the world does not revolve around baseball. "
" When you're an athlete and you play every day and are conditioning yourself every year, the aging is gradual. "
" When you're in the day-to-day grind, it just seems like it's another step along the way. But I find joy in the actual process, the journey, the work. It's not the end. It's not the end event. "
" Whether it was Little League or playing with your brothers or sisters, that was always a problem. If I would lose - because I very rarely lost - then everything would go crazy. "
" You can keep going on and on about the interactions of people, which makes it a great drama and great event, and you'll always hold that special, but if you're looking at a baseball moment, the feeling you get when you win the World Series by far exceeds anything else in the game that you're able to do. "
" You could be a kid for as long as you want when you play baseball. "
" Your job as a baseball player is to come to the park ready to play every day, and the manager, it's his job to make those decisions about who plays. "
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