Baseball has always been filled with negative statistics.

You're always in the storm's eye, so to speak, when you're with the Yankees.

To wind up in Cooperstown is surreal for me. To go into the Hall of Fame is one thing. When you think of all the other Yankees that are in here, it's pretty special. This is just a shrine. To visit it, much less be inducted, it's still sort of unbelievable to me.

By rule, the decision to reverse a call by use of instant replay is at the sole discretion of the crew chief.

If you do the best you can, you never have to look back.

You hear the word 'cancer,' it scares you. You think of death.

There's nothing that can replace the feeling of winning.

The fact that somebody is reducing your salary is just telling me they're not satisfied with what you're doing.

Baseball is a team sport played by individuals for themselves.

I'm not very complicated.

I knew what the Dodgers uniform represented as a kid growing up in Brooklyn.

It's not easy to just say you don't want to do something any more.

I know in the heat of battle, it's hard not to get angry, especially in the 19th inning.

I feel very fortunate to have broken in with the Milwaukee Braves organization.

Every place where I played or managed is special to me because of the memories and the friendships that each afforded me.

I hated the Yankees and Dodgers and wound up managing both.

When you've been in the game as long as I have, you know the managers you've played for, the good ones and the bad ones. Even the good ones get fired.

There's only one New York.

There will be a time when everyone on the team is going to contribute to winning a pennant.

I think that winning creates chemistry, as opposed to other way around. I've been on a lot of friendly teams that couldn't win, trust me.

When you take a job, you don't just accept the pats on the back. You have to accept the kicks in the pants.

Kids are much more intuitive these days. Not that I'm crazy about what's on TV, but they know so much these days.

It's my job that if somebody wants to have a discussion about something, I'm certainly sensitive to that, and I'm willing to do it.

We all have different ways to do things.

After you manage the Yankees for 12 years, it's really tough to envision going somewhere else. But then the Dodgers called.

I never concerned myself with other people's decisions.

Sometimes they say the world rotates a little different for lefthanders.

Spring Training is a fun time for me.

Umpires sometimes have a quick trigger.

I met Tiger Woods, and I looked in his eyes - and I saw Derek Jeter. They don't have to tell people they're good. They just prove it by the way they love the competition.

It's something you hope doesn't happen. When you sign on to do a job, you hope you'll be able to get it done. But that's not always in your control.

Every time I pull somebody out of the bullpen, I believe he can do the job. I have to believe it. If he doesn't, hopefully he will do it the next time.

I have great confidence in Rick Caruso's unique qualifications and his ability to lead a successful bid for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

As a supporter of the Prostate Cancer Foundation and their Home Run Challenge program, I am extremely grateful for the valuable partnerships and relationships built with Major League Baseball and our affiliates.

There is no worse emotion than fear.

When you're in a slump, you do something different, just to try it. I remember one time I was in a slump, and I borrowed one of Henry Aaron's bats and hit two homers. I used my own bats the next night. I just needed a change.

I think that I have a sensitivity toward people, and that is a strength.

You get to the big leagues, and you think, 'Can I do this stuff?' Then you take the first pitch down the middle for Strike 1, and you think, 'I could have hit that.'

Unless you have bad times, you can't appreciate the good times.

Getting fired is what happens to a manager sooner or later.

As a player, to me the Dodgers were the Yankees of the National League because... you either loved them or you hated them.

My relationship with George Steinbrenner was great. He was the boss, and I accepted that.

I'm a very private person, and I don't want to share stuff with anyone.

First of all, you want umpires to call what they see. In the case of fair or foul, the smartest thing is to call the ball fair. Because if it's called foul and ruled fair, where do we put the runners?

In baseball, you're always moving people around.

That's the sign of a good relationship, when you can pick up a phone and it doesn't matter when the last time you spoke was.

It's huge. You win the first game of the series, you want to win the series.

With negotiations, you never know what's going to happen.

I don't have a great deal of stress job-wise in my life, and that feels good.