Willie Randolph Quotes

Willie Larry Randolph (born July 6, 1954) is an American former Major League Baseball second baseman and manager. During an 18-year baseball career, he played from 1975 to 1992 for six different teams, most notably the New York Yankees where he won back to back world titles against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He has joined ESPN as a postseason baseball analyst, beginning in September 2013. He will mainly be on Baseball Tonight, and provide updates during Monday and Wednesday night September network telecasts.

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Willie Randolph


“I don't ever want that to be on your mind. That's an attitude that means you feel you're not as good as they are. We know where they are in the division. That's obvious. But I want my team to feel like they don't have to take a back seat to anybody.”

Willie Randolph


“I don't think of it that way. If you do, that gives an attitude that we're not as good as they are. I don't want my team to feel they have to take a back seat to anybody.”

Willie Randolph


“That feeling you get when you close the door can be contagious. It can change the whole attitude toward winning when you have someone of the caliber of Wagner, Mariano.”

Willie Randolph


“Getting thrown out of the game is protecting my players. I just voiced my opinion and I was thrown out.”

Willie Randolph


“Anytime you go deep on a pitcher in early BP like this, you've got to tip your hat to them, because those guys are way ahead of us.”

Willie Randolph


“That's why you don't panic. That's why you don't overreact. We know very well that things can change at the drop of a dime, so we'll just keep playing.”

Willie Randolph


“I held my breath there for a second. But you could see he's not moving too well. He didn't have any hops.”

Willie Randolph


“That reminded me of the Kenny Lofton of yesteryear. Those were huge plays. We could have gotten some momentum going.”

Willie Randolph


“I think youth is great. It gives you energy and enthusiasm. It's ambitious in a lot of ways. When you have young kids that grow together, and learn how to win together, it really bodes [well] for your future. Young talent is great. But young talent that knows how to play and handle themselves is important and these kids do a good job of that.”

Willie Randolph


“Look at his track record. No doubt about it. I love the fact he's on our staff. I hope and pray he's the guy we all know.”

Willie Randolph


“It was my choice, I wanted something different, something funky.”

Willie Randolph


“It's Spring Training, so you get your work in. But we're still continuing to work toward a certain style of solid play, how we go about our business. I want to see some of that, too. Spring Training isn't just about stats.”

Willie Randolph


“You have to have a lot of self-confidence to get by in New York. If you have faith in your ability as a player or the decisions you make as a manager, you can do well. But if there are any cracks, they come out, because everything is magnified.”

Willie Randolph


“We're just going through the process of learning how to play winning baseball. The bottom line is that we're learning the hard way.”

Willie Randolph


“It's just a matter of going through the pains of learning how to play winning baseball, ... That's really what it boils down to.”

Willie Randolph