Vance Law Quotes

Vance Aaron Law (born October 1, 1956) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball. From 1980 through 1991, he played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1980–81), Chicago White Sox (1982–84), Montreal Expos (1985–87), Chicago Cubs (1988–89), and Oakland Athletics (1991). He also played one season in Japan for the Chunichi Dragons in 1990. Law batted and threw right-handed. He is the son of Cy Young Award winner Vern Law. He served as head baseball coach at Brigham Young University from 2000 to 2012.

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Vance Law


“Our pitcher's records don't indicate the good performances they have had.”

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“He said the first baseman caught the ball, I saw it completely different. I asked him to ask the other umpire and he said it was my call and I'm not going to ask the other umpire. I really need to watch what I say. I've been reprimanded before. That didn't have a whole heck of a lot of bearing on the ball game. It was pretty well out of reach, but let's just put it this way: I've got a control pitcher on the mound and he walks five guys in three innings. That's all I'll say. He hasn't walked five guys in five games.”

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“As a coach, you're never satisfied. But the guys are working hard. We've had more competitive at-bats lately, more competitive games. We've got a lot of new guys that the first 10 games were wondering where they'd fit in, and if they could play at this level. They're starting to feel more comfortable with themselves. We'll get better.”

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“Those are situations where you're almost guaranteed to give up one (run). In fact with second and third with no outs, we just hoped to minimize and maybe give up one, possible two runs. We just didn't want to extend the inning any further than that. To get out of both of those situations without giving up a run was a real boost for us. Offensively, I think it helped give us some momentum to build on.”

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“He (Woolf) can be dominant when he's throwing like that. When he's pitching well, he's the guy that we saw tonight.”

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“We are looking forward to playing in a more comfortable environment. Now that we are at home it gives our players more class time, too.”

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“Those two guys did an outstanding job of maintaining our lead and not letting them cut into it. That's kind of what our pitching staff has done all year. They've been very good out of the bullpen.”

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“Dad always says, 'The Yankees got all the records and we got the rings,' ”

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“It's amazing how quickly emotions can change.”

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“When you're in a slump, it's almost as if you look out at the field and it's one big glove.”

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“The guys knew we were facing a tough pitcher. I was really happy with the way they put the ball in play and made them make plays.”

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“I think our guys see that they can compete here. That's a big step for a young ball club. Our guys are learning and we're getting better with each game.”

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“The freshmen played such a big part in the win. I think it's a big lift for them and for our team, to know they can do it.”

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“I'm happy to get three wins. We're starting to build some confidence and play as a team.”

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