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Alvin Dark Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Alvin Dark.

A manager doesn't hear the cheers.
- Alvin Dark

A fellow has to have faith in God above and Rollie Fingers in the bullpen.
- Alvin Dark

Any pitcher who throws at a batter and deliberately
tries to hit him is a communist.
- Alvin Dark

The Giants were supposed to have a new motto,
'Shut up and deal.'
- Alvin Dark

 

Friendships are forgotten when the game begins.
- Alvin Dark

Slow thinkers are part of the game too.
Some of these slow thinkers can hit a ball a long way.
- Alvin Dark

In this game of baseball, you live by the sword and die by it.
You hit and get hit.
Remember that.
- Alvin Dark

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Every player should be accorded the privilege of at
least one season with the Chicago Cubs.
That's baseball as it should be played -
in God's own sunshine.
And that's really living.
- Alvin Dark

The writers want to know were you made your mistake,
no how well your curve is breaking.
- Alvin Dark

The Lord taught me to love everybody,
but the last ones I learned to love were the sportswriters.
- Alvin Dark

When you become a parent, or a teacher,
you turn into a manager of this whole system.
You become the person controlling the bubble of innocence around a child,
regulating it.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why.
- Warren G. Bennis

I do want to be a manager one day.
It might be 10 years, I don't know when.
- Paul Gascoigne

Baseball is a simple game.
If you have good players and if you keep them in the
right frame of mind then the manager is a success.
- Sparky Anderson

My manager wants me to dress like a nun and I want
to dress like a teenager.
- Anna Kournikova

I moved to Princeton, Indiana, and became a professional
Farm Manager for that Princeton Farms.
- Orville Redenbacher

After one look at this planet any visitor from outer
space would say 'I want to see the manager.'
- William S. Burroughs

A manager has his cards dealt to him and he must play them.
- Miller Huggins

All of those things had been talked about,
suggested, rumored, as a manager and as a member of the Knicks organization,
I couldn't allow myself to think that way or believe that.
- Isiah Thomas

If a chairman sacks the manager he initially appointed,
he should go as well.
- Brian Clough

I could never be a manager.
All I have is natural ability.
- Mickey Mantle

Although my dad Harry is the manager of West Ham,
we get on very well.
- Jamie Redknapp

We can't win at home.
We can't win on the road.
As general manager, I just can't figure out where else to play.
- Pat Williams

There are times when even the best manager is like
the little boy with the big dog,
waiting to see where the dog wants to go so he can take him there.
- Lee Iacocca

I've always felt happy at Newcastle.
But things have gone a bit differently for me since we got a new manager.
- Robert Laurent

In the same way that I had to follow an Italian manager here,
I can imagine that it was not easy for an Italian manager to follow me at Porto.
- Jose Mourinho

Any manager can do well in an expanding market.
- W. Edwards Deming

As my manager says, 'These are wonderful problems.'
- Jeffrey Tambor

An employee's motivation is a direct result of the
sum of interactions with his or her manager.
- Bob Nelson

It goes without saying that when you're the manager of a Premiership club,
you go eight miles down the road and get beaten by
a team two divisions below you,
it's disappointing.
- Kevin Keegan

I'm not a money manager, but I can tell you what the conventional wisdom is.
The younger you are, the more risk you can take on.
- Maria Bartiromo

A baseball manager is a necessary evil.
- Sparky Anderson

A manager is not a person who can do the work better than his men;
he is a person who can get his men to do the work better than he can.
- Frederick W. Smith

Motivation aside, if people get better at these life skills,
everyone benefits: The brain doesn't distinguish between
being a more empathic manager and a more empathic father.
- Daniel Goleman

The sports world is an echo chamber.
All it takes is one quote from a general manager and
a thousand sports columns bloom.
- Michael Lewis

It's bizarre that the produce manager is more important
to my children's health than the pediatrician.
- Meryl Streep

I'm a fair manager, put it that way.
I like to be fair with the players, but there's a time for discipline.
- Don Baylor

The manager has a short-range view; the leader has
a long-range perspective.
- Warren G. Bennis

A manager should stay as far away as possible from his players.
I don't know if I said ten words to Frank Robinson while he played for me.
- Earl Weaver

When I came out here, my manager thought that casting
directors might think I'm a girl,
and when I did Threat Matrix, they thought Jamie was a little light.
- James Denton

The manager of a team is like a stagecoach,
he can't move unless he has the horses.
- Pete Rose

Later, I became the manager for Amelia Earhart,
until, well, you know.
- Joseph Force Crater

A manager is an assistant to his men.
- Thomas J. Watson

I don't believe a manager ever won a pennant.
Casey Stengel won all those pennants with the Yankees.
How many did he win with the Boston Braves and Mets?
- Sparky Anderson

My manager and my agents, they go over my contracts.
- Gerard Butler

I spent 10 years as a marketing manager.
I've found my experience in the financial world invaluable
background for writing about white-collar crimes.
- Sara Paretsky

The manager is to be blamed who distributes parts to
his players which they are unable to act.
- Franz Schubert

We did not have anyone like a manager,
who could guide us and make it happen.
- Steve Brown

There has been only one manager, and his name is John McGraw.
- Connie Mack

No one respects the umpire's job more than I do;
but,
if I were a manager, I would probably be ejected three
or four times a season fighting for my team.
- Jim Evans

The upside to smoking is that you get to be social.
I was looking for a light when I bumped into Ben Harper's manager.
A couple of days later, Ben and I were in the studio.
- Beth Orton

One of the dumber things my manager said was,
Stick to the melody.
But I can't.
- Shawn Colvin

My dad takes care of me as a manager and as a dad.
That's his job, you know, to take care of me.
He has my best interests at heart.
- Jessica Simpson

I'm not going to sit here and bash the manager,
we have to regroup.
- David Wells

But I think the Champions League Final puts a massive
pressure on every player and the manager,
but we're enjoying the pressure and hopefully we can go there and win it.
- Steven Gerrard

Alex Ferguson is the best manager I've ever had at this level.
Well, he's the only manager I've actually had at this level.
But he's the best manager I've ever had.
- David Beckham

I like to think that I've been a good manager.
That fact has been very instrumental in making Linux a successful product.
- Linus Torvalds

I don't know if we'd have been as dominant as we were last season.
The new things, the new ideas the manager brought in
everyone took them on board so well.
He is special.
- Frank Lampard

I never was a person who wanted a handout.
I was a cafeteria worker.
I'm not too proud to ask the Best Western manager to give me a job.
I have cleaned homes.
- Shirley Jackson

I was a window dresser for Burton's once.
What really put me off was the area manager coming round and saying,
Charles, I think you're a natch at this.
- Charles Dance

A manager uses a relief pitcher like a six shooter,
he fires until it's empty then takes the gun and throws it at the villain.
- Dan Quisenberry

My manager said it would more effective against left-handed hitters.
It seemed to me that was impossible to do without the high leg kick,
which I started that day.
- Juan Marichal

I like to make everything my friends are involved in a little better.
I should have just become a manager.
- Drea De Matteo

I feel like I have reached the stage where I can no
longer produce for my club,
my manager, and my teammates.
- Joe DiMaggio

The job of arguing with the umpire belongs to the manager,
because it won't hurt the team if he gets thrown out of the game.
- Earl Weaver

She put her hands around the neck of our production manager,
and you know, started to choke him.
- David Gest

It's nice to come into a town and be referred to as
the manager of the Cleveland Indians instead of as the first black manager.
- Frank Robinson

The one word that makes a good manager -
decisiveness.
- Lee Iacocca

I know as a manager you have to abide by the chairman's decisions.
But his decisions were this team, that team,
this player, that player.
The chairman is a control freak.
- Paul Gascoigne

The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it.
- Warren G. Bennis

What's more important than who's going to be the first
black manager is who's going to be the first black
sports editor of the New York Times.
- Bill Russell


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