Bert Blyleven quotes

  • The problem with being Comeback Player of the Year is it means you have to go somewhere before you can come back.
    -- Bert Blyleven

    #Mean #Player #Years

  • I'm from Southern California, so I feel much more comfortable with a golf club in my hand than I do a weapon.
    -- Bert Blyleven

    #Golf #Hands #California

  • I know I've got a lock on the Dutch Hall of Fame.
    -- Bert Blyleven

    #Locks #Dutch #Fame

  • Getting into the Hall of Fame won't change me. I'm still going to pass gas and pick my nose like I always do.
    -- Bert Blyleven

    #Noses #Fame #Gas

  • It enrages me to see only certain players singled out for the Hall of Fame because they were born with a God-given specialty. When I take my kids to the Baseball Hall of Fame, I want them to experience the full array of talents that make the game what it is today, not just the larger-than-life freaks of nature. I want them to know that you don't have to be the biggest or the strongest to reach your goals, and that hard work and perseverance are also rewarded.
    -- Bert Blyleven

    #Baseball #Perseverance #Kids

  • I love baseball. I love watching baseball. As a broadcaster, I get to watch the best 700 players put on the uniform year after year. That, to me, is exciting.
    -- Bert Blyleven

    #Baseball #Player #Years

  • One curve I'll always remember was when I was pitching for Pittsburgh. Terry Kennedy was a young player with St. Louis. I threw him an 0-2 curve and it snapped. Terry's reaction was to swing straight down, like he was chopping the plate with an axe. It was the last out of the inning. After I ran off the mound, I looked over at the St. Louis dugout. There were players rolling around on the floor, laughing. Poor Terry. I'll have to admit that was a hell of a curveball.
    -- Bert Blyleven

    #Player #Curves #Swings

  • I want to stay around longer than the pitchers who were at the top when I came into the big leagues. I don't want to be gone and have all the old guys - Seaver, Carlton, Ryan and Sutton - still pitching. I got rid of Palmer, now I want to outlast the rest of them.
    -- Bert Blyleven

    #League #Guy #Gone

  • The 16 years have gone so fast. I came to Minnesota as a 19-year-old kid. Marv Grissom was the pitching coach, an old-timer who taught me quite a bit. Marv didn't like the way I stepped toward the plate. I had a tendency to throw across my body. So, he took me off to the side at Met Stadium and put a chair on the mound. If I threw across my body, I would step on the chair. Marv was trying to hurt me. I fooled him. I started stepping the right way.
    -- Bert Blyleven

    #Hurt #Kids #Years

  • The best thing about the New Year is your 4.90 ERA disappears and starts back at zero.
    -- Bert Blyleven

    #New Year #Zero #Years

  • I really like Kansas City Royals stadium - Kauffman Stadium.
    -- Bert Blyleven

    #Cities #Kansas City #Royal

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