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" Certain guys, they can see a guy do a certain thing with their glove and know what pitch is coming. I couldn't do that. But I can get on first base and I can tell you by his move if that pitcher is going to first base or home plate every time. "
" Even the slowest guy can go from first to third and help win a ballgame. "
" I can still steal a base anytime I get ready. "
" I can't find a job. It makes me crazy. "
" I did so many things that made me a threat. "
" I don't think I ever got proper credit about being smart about the game. "
" I don't want to be one of those great players who never made it to the Series. "
" If my uniform doesn't get dirty, I haven't done anything in the baseball game. "
" If you look at some of the people in the Hall of Fame, my numbers are compatible. "
" I haven't had the time to say, 'I'm retiring.' But baseball says, 'You're retired.' "
" I have to play baseball to make me happy. I have to be an athlete. But when it's all said and done, I'll be a normal father. A normal-type house man. "
" I like playing for Oakland, they have a very colorful uniform. "
" I love playing this game and every spring training feels like the first. "
" I love talking about baserunning. "
" I love the game and I wanted to continue playing. It came to a time that I had to stop. "
" I'm a Hall of Famer and I'm still fighting for it because I love the game and I love to play. "
" I'm disappointed about how my career ended. "
" In baseball you train the whole body, except for the hip and eyes. "
" I wanted to be a part of something special and contributing to the launch of a new league was very exciting to me. "
" Just because I believed in what I was doing on the field and dedicated myself to playing the game, does that mean I'm cocky? Does that mean I'm arrogant? "
" Lou Brock was a great base stealer but today I am the greatest. "
" My dream was to play football for the Oakland Raiders. But my mother thought I would get hurt playing football, so she chose baseball for me. I guess moms do know best. "
" My impact on the game was going out there and making things happen. "
" My journey as a player is complete. "
" Once you can accept failure, you can have fun and success. "
" People always ask me why I still want to play, but I want to know why no one will give me an opportunity. It's like they put a stamp on me: 'Hall of Fame. You're done. That's it.' "
" People recognize me - but if you've been in the public eye as long as I have and people don't recognize you, I feel bad about myself. "
" People say I stole a lot of bases. I stole the bases for a reason. I crossed the plate. "
" Rickey don't like it when Rickey can't find Rickey's limo. "
" Rickey got a big ranch. Rickey got a big bull. Rickey got horses. Rickey got chickens and everything. And Rickey got a 20-gallon hat. "
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