Dave Huppert Quotes

David Blain Huppert (born April 17, 1957 in South Gate, California) is a former catcher in Major League Baseball and currently manager of the Lakeland Flying Tigers of Minor League Baseball's Florida State League (FSL). The team is in the Detroit Tigers organization.

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Dave Huppert


“I have always wanted to stay in the uniform. My thought process every year is to keep it on as long as someone will let me.”

Dave Huppert


“These days it's right to the computer after the games with full reports filed right away.”

Dave Huppert


“These guys have to understand you don't hit .150 at this level and keep a job in professional baseball.”

Dave Huppert


“Someone is going to have to step up for us.”

Dave Huppert


“Maybe we should keep wearing them. They seem to have worked pretty well.”

Dave Huppert


“I was behind Rick Dempsey in the Orioles organization and I wasn't getting any younger.”

Dave Huppert


“These pitchers all have the kind of stuff where they have a future in the organization.”

Dave Huppert


“I think the guys are just getting in the flow of the season. If it were the middle of June and we were playing this way I'd be upset.”

Dave Huppert


“About every five years it pops up.”

Dave Huppert


“It's in their hands now. If you are any kind of an athlete you are embarrassed to be 0-8.”

Dave Huppert


“You work on development in the early part of the day. When the games are being played you go out there every night to win.”

Dave Huppert


“I like to be aggressive on the bases. But if you don't have speed you have to adapt. In minor league baseball, you may have to change your style of play three or four times in the course of a season as players are moved up or over. You would like to keep your core players, but it doesn't work like that.”

Dave Huppert


“We got eight hits today. We just couldn't get the big one we needed. They got the hit they needed. That was the difference.”

Dave Huppert


“This team had between four and seven runs and between eight and 12 hits every game in spring training. I'm sure they will come around.”

Dave Huppert