I was fortunate enough to coach the U.S. Olympic team in Australia.
Managing is like holding a dove in your hand. Squeeze too hard and you kill it, not hard enough and it flies away.
I started in the lowest league in baseball, and I worked my way all the way up to Triple A and then to the big leagues. I never reached the level that I thought I would reach as a player. But that's the way it goes. So then I started from the bottom as a manager, and I worked my way up to managing the Dodgers for 20 years.
If you don't love the Dodgers, there's a good chance you may not get into Heaven.
The only way I'd worry about the weather is if it snows on our side of the field and not theirs.
I still remember the entire Boy Scout motto. I don't remember the serial number of my gun in the army. I don't remember the number of my locker in school. But I remember that Boy Scout code.
If you love your job, you haven't worked a day in your life.
No, we don't cheat. And even if we did, I'd never tell you.
Guys ask me, don't I get burned out? How can you get burned out doing something you love? I ask you, have you ever got tired of kissing a pretty girl?
Grownups have to say 'please,' too.
Everything I have, I owe to baseball and the Dodgers.
They could never beat me in Springfield. I loved that old ballpark. If I could have pitched there all my career, I'd be a 300-game winner.
One time I was doing a speech to a group of kids, and just before I get there, I see this little kid crying. I found out they just lost a game, and he was the losing pitcher. I went over there, put my arm around him, and said, 'What are you crying for? When major league players lose, they don't cry.'
I am so happy and proud to learn of Hideo Nomo's election to the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame. He was quite a pitcher and competitor, but he is also a very special and caring person.
Sometimes you've just got to let an umpire know that you're not satisfied with his decision. That they've missed the play in your opinion. Not that it's going to do you any good, but you've got to let them know.
I bleed Dodger blue and when I die, I'm going to the big Dodger in the sky.
I didn't even graduate from high school. I've never told anybody that before. I got my degree later, when I was in the army.
About the only problem with success is that it does not teach you how to deal with failure.
I've never used one word of profanity in front of my wife, or my daughter, or my granddaughter... or anybody else's wife.