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Barry Bonds Quotes
Barry Bonds Quotes
"You're competing against so many different odds: for the fan's gratification, for the organization's satisfaction, for your own satisfaction." "Young players need to know how to take care of themselves for life after baseball." "With me, it's just the satisfaction of the game." "Yes, I liked baseball but I also played basketball and football." "When I'm gone, someone else is going to sit on top of that hill." "When you're on the field you're a different person because you're on a battlefield at that time." "When I finish playing, I think I'd like to coach college baseball." "When I hit it, I couldn't believe I hit it. Everything was in slow motion. It looked like it was stopped in midair. Then I saw it went past those people (on the left field wall) and I thought, 'Wow! I did it!" "There's nothing wrong with me." "Those boos really motivate me to make something happen." "Thursday morning I went to see Star Wars Episode III and I have to say that I really enjoyed the movie." "There's no place in the world like San Francisco for me, right now. I don't know if there ever will be." "There is nothing better than walking out and hitting a home run." "The cross is for my grandfather who passed away." "The fans have always embraced me here in Pittsburgh, always." "The Giants pay me a lot of money, and that means I should play every day, keep myself in good physical shape, and play the way I'm capable of playing." "Sometimes the walks are frustrating, but it's all part of the game and I try to make something else happen - steal a base, score." "Some outfielders sit back and use their arm. I was never that type of player, I had to use my speed and quickness and my fast release, so Bill Virdon and I worked on that when I was in Pittsburgh." "San Francisco is my home." "My history is San Francisco." "No, I think superstitions don't do anything to make you a better player." "Putting on my batting gloves, rubbing tar on my bat and stepping up to the plate made me start thinking about being in the batter's box again." "Knowing your pitcher helps and knowing what his mindset is toward each hitter and then that's how you position yourself." "My career is an open book, but my life is not." "It's called talent. I just have it. I can't explain it. You either have it or you don't." "It's not the name that makes the player. It's the player." "In every era, someone comes along and sits on top of that hill." "If I put on a uniform to go to work, then I should do my job." "If you're afraid to face the best, then I don't think you can become the player you could be." "I'm not ready to give out all my secrets on hitting, but, if you can catch the ball, you can hit it." "I'm going to retire whatever uniform I end up in." "I'm not afraid to be lonely at the top." "I'm cofounder of a company called Digital Interiors, and I e-mail back and forth with my partners." "I'd like to help educate kids about the Major Leagues - what to anticipate, what to expect, what they'll need to do to prepare themselves." "I'd like to help educate kids about the game of baseball, what they need to do and how to manage their lives a little bit easier." "I wouldn't be surprised if someone breaks 73... I don't know if that record will still exist next year." "I will really enjoy being able to spend time with my family - taking my kids to school and seeing them on a daily basis." "I was born to hit a baseball. I can hit a baseball." "I want Nikolai to do whatever he wants to do." "I try to eat at least four or five times a day." "I try to keep up with many of the high-tech companies to find out what's going to happen, what's being developed." "I told him that his education is the most important thing because without it you can't get anywhere in life." "I think the public's perception of people is through writers." "I think everyone needs to be a role model, period." "I think some of the pressure comes from the expectations of other people. Like if your father played baseball, they expect you to be the big lifesaver or something when you play a sport." "I sit in on pitchers meetings every once in a while." "I never stop looking for things to try and make myself better." "I need to win, man. I've had numbers, but I've never won a World Series." "I liked baseball, but my idols were Willie Mays and a lot of the other ballplayers." "I love San Francisco and I love you fans. My family knows, God knows, I'm proud to wear this uniform." "I like to be against the odds." "I like to do personal business for myself on the Internet. My finances, my investments... all the research that I do is on the Internet." "I don't want to be a Major League coach." "I get tired a little easier, but I'm still out there." "I have a chef who makes sure that I'm getting the right amounts of carbs, proteins and fats throughout the day to keep me at my max performance level." "I don't usually do any baseball stuff on the internet." "I don't know what my future is." "I don't know what you guys say, but at home, life is way different from baseball." "A lot of people are a lot different at work than they are at home." "And all it takes is to shun one reporter because maybe you have to go home or have some other responsibility or whatever. That can spark a fire throughout the rest of the season." "As long as I can remember, I have been choking up on my bat." "Back when I first started Nolan Ryan was still a dominating pitcher - even though he was at the end of his career. The best thing I ever did was strike out three times against him in Spring Training, because I wanted to be in there so badly." "Baseball is just my job." "Bill Virdon helped me the most with my defense. I never had a great arm in the outfield, so we utilized my quickness instead." "But to be the best, you must face the best. And to overcome your fear, you must deal with the best." "Contrary to all the fake and forged products out there in the market that claim to be from me, the truth is that I have kept the majority of all my game-used equipment from my career." "Every pitcher can beat you, it doesn't matter how good you are." "Everyone in society should be a role model, not only for their own self-respect, but for respect from others." "I didn't feel any pressure because I didn't really understand what my father did." "I don't ever remember having any bad times here in Pittsburgh." "I don't know if the record is going to happen. I don't really think about the record. There are other things I worry about."