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The manager is by himself.
by Al Lopez

The manager is by himself.
He can't mingle with his players.
I enjoyed my players, but I could not socialize with
them so I spent a lot of time alone in my hotel room.
Those four walls kind of close in on you.
- Al Lopez

I usually stick out my hand and hope he puts the ball in it.
Except the one time I went out to take Early Wynn out.
I stuck out my hand and he hit me right in the stomach with the ball.
- Al Lopez

Everybody says we hated the Yankees.
We didn't hate the Yankees.
We just hated the way they beat us.
- Al Lopez

They say anything can happen in a short series.
I just didn't expect it to be that short.
- Al Lopez

 

I'm delighted.
I don't know of anybody who had a statue built of them while they were living.
It's a great feeling.
- Al Lopez

Managing can be more discouraging than playing,
especially when you're losing because when you're a player,
there are at least individual goals you can shoot for.
When you're a manager all the worries of the team become your worries.
- Al Lopez

Do what you love to do and give it your very best.
Whether it's business or baseball, or the theater,
or any field.
If you don't love what you're doing and you can't give it your best,
get out of it.
Life is too short.
You'll be an old man before you know it.
- Al Lopez

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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

We had a very energetic floor manager and he was always
jumping around all over the place.
The director would send down messages like,
Can you tell that actor to calm down?
- Sarah Sutton

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

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

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

The manager has his eye on the bottom line;
the leader has his eye on the horizon.
- Warren G. Bennis

My plan is to have a theatre in some small town or
something and I'll be manager.
Ill be the crazy old movie guy.
- Quentin Tarantino

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

The players make the manager, it's never the other way.
- Sparky Anderson

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

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

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

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

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

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

A baseball manager is a necessary evil.
- Sparky Anderson

The productivity of work is not the responsibility
of the worker but of the manager.
- Peter Drucker

My father, a mining engineer and colliery manager,
gave his brood many advantages not least of which,
for me, was his love of singing which gave music a
central place in our lives.
- James W. Black

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

I got even with all the bad management I had by being a good manager.
- Victoria Principal

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

I wouldn't say I was the best manager in the business.
But I was in the top one.
- Brian Clough

More than anyone else, Hank Aaron made me wish I wasn't a manager.
- Walt Alston

I am a sensitive writer, actor and director.
Talking business disgusts me.
If you want to talk business, call my disgusting personal manager.
- Sylvester Stallone

When I got hoarse, the manager would say,
'Drink this.
Joplin used to drink this,' and I used to say,
'Joplin? Joplin's dead.
- Cyndi Lauper

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

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

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

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

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

And I'm the kind of manager that doesn't believe that
you micro-manage professionals.
They should understand their responsibility and carry
out those responsibility.
- Alphonso Jackson

A manager's job is simple.
For one hundred sixty-two games you try not to screw
up all that smart stuff your organization did last December.
- Earl Weaver

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

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

A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge.
- Peter Drucker

The problem is, we elected a manager and we need a leader.
Let's face it: Bush is just dim.
- George Clooney

If something that needs to be done that we don't feel confronting,
we do it through the manager.
- John Oates

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

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

Coaches are an integral part of any manager's team,
especially if they are good pinochle players.
- Earl Weaver

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

I followed an Italian manager and it cannot be easy
when you follow a manager who thinks very differently.
- Jose Mourinho

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

My mother is my manager and so knows exactly what I do and so on.
- Jonathan Brandis

My mother is an office manager, my father a professor
of economics and financial planner.
- Poppy Z. Brite

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

I think maintaining relationships with my friends,
my mother, my manager, they're all important.
- Christina Applegate

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

The great actors we had came from the actor-manager theaters.
Not only did they create a team, they were the generals
working with the soldiers.
- Steven Berkoff

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

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

Most of the pressure comes from myself,
not from others.
I don't need a manager or a pundit to put pressure on me.
I do all that myself before others do it.
- Ruud van Nistelrooy

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

For a manager to be perceived as a positive manager,
they need a four to one positive to negative contact ratio.
- Ken Blanchard

My father was a middle manager at an oil company,
but I never knew anything about his work.
Whatever business acumen I have just got gleaned over the years.
- Donna Mills

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

The only way to make money as a manager is to win in one place,
get fired and hired somewhere else.
- Whitey Herzog


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