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Frank Robinson Quotes and Sayings

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The fan is the one who suffers.
He cheers a guy to a .350 season then watches that
player sign with another team.
When you destroy fan loyalties, you destroy everything.
- Frank Robinson

I just didn't have anything to say, so I said nothing.
- Frank Robinson

No, I don't think my presence will cause an increase
in black attendance at Cleveland.
- Frank Robinson

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

 

If he can hit, he can hit.
I don't care if he came from Class Z league.
- Frank Robinson

At least when it's in French, I won't know what the heck they're saying.
- Frank Robinson

If the guys on the bench were as good as the guys you have out there,
they'd be out there in first place.
- Frank Robinson

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Managers don't have as much leverage as they used to have.
We can't really be the boss.
- Frank Robinson

I always tried to do the best.
I knew I couldn't always be the best,
but I tried to be.
- Frank Robinson

Close don't count in baseball.
Close only counts in horseshoes and grenades.
- Frank Robinson

You have to have a short memory as a closer.
- Frank Robinson

All in all, I wouldn't call it a bad outing.
It was a short outing.
- Frank Robinson

I know a lot of people on the field -
players,
coaches, managers - are glad that I'm gone.
- Frank Robinson

But I'm not going to walk Barry Bonds,
like some teams do, in the first inning with nobody on.
- Frank Robinson

The way we're going...
if I called up another pitcher, he'd just hang up the phone on me.
- Frank Robinson

People come out to see the players.
When do you see a manager anyway? When he's out on
the field arguing with the umpires,
making a fool of himself and you know you can't win,
and when he brings out the line-up card.
- Frank Robinson

No.
1, these guys out here on this field.
They keep my energy level up.
They try hard, they don't complain about things -
and I'd just like to be with them when things are good,
and hopefully we can win a pennant together.
- Frank Robinson

I haven't seen a player in this game,
as long as I've been in it, that can't be pitched to...
Barry is an outstanding ballplayer.
I respect him an awful lot.
I also have confidence in my pitchers that they can
pitch to Barry Bonds and get him out.
- Frank Robinson

Pitchers did me a favor when they knocked me down.
It made me more determined.
I wouldn't let that pitcher get me out.
They say you can't hit if you're on your back,
but I didn't hit on my back.
I got up.
- Frank Robinson

The hardest thing to believe about The Fan is not that
Robert De Niro is stalking somebody again but that
anyone cares that much about a baseball player.
- Bernie Lincicome

One thing you learned as a Cubs fan:
when you bought you ticket,
you could bank on seeing the bottom of the ninth.
- Joe Garagiola

Mr. President, it may surprise my colleagues,
but I am no fan of federal disaster programs for agriculture.
They are difficult to pass and often a disaster to implement.
- Pat Roberts

Oh yeah, I'm a huge romance fan.
And some women like action.
- Morris Chestnut

I was a little nervous coming in mostly because my
first scene was with Martin Sheen,
who I'm a huge fan of.
- Gary Cole

Long hair is considered bohemian, which may be why I grew it,
but I keep it long because I love the way it feels,
part cloak, part fan, part mane, part security blanket.
- Marge Piercy

The surest route to breeding jealousy is to compare.
Since jealousy comes from feeling less than another,
comparisons only fan the fires.
- Dorothy Corkville Briggs

I'm not a big fan of Women's Liberation,
but maybe it will help women stand up for the respect they're due.
- Loretta Lynn

Well, before I knew there was going to be a film.
I was the biggest Harry Potter fan.
I read all the books.
- Rupert Grint

Some genres I'm not a huge fan of but there are always
exceptions that break the rules.
There are always a few people doing it in a way weird
enough to grab my attention.
- Ville Valo

We picked the Red Sox because they lose.
If you root for something that loses for 86 years,
you're a pretty good fan.
You don't have to win everything to be a fan of something.
- Jimmy Fallon

But I am delighted to be a Dodger, I grew up a Dodger
fan and now my dreams have really come true.
- Milton Bradley

But working with Dre, I grew up with his music,
so I'm still like more a fan.
- Obie Trice

OK, he's a Yankees fan.
Now I know why I don't like him.
- Dave Winer

I went see the horror thriller, Hannibal.
I am a massive fan of Anthony Hopkins.
He is superb in the film.
- David Ginola

I'm a video game fan.
I played them before I became an actress.
- Michelle Rodriguez

Well you know I've been fan of Tony Hillerman's books for years.
- Keith Carradine

You'd think a sociopath assassin wouldn't have a fan following but he does.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

I was dating a guy that was a huge wrestling fan and
I'm embarrassed to say it now but I used to make fun of him for watching it.
- Torrie Wilson

But, I'm a big Johnny Cash and a big Lou Reed fan and a Fellini fan.
- Noah Taylor

I was also a big Woody Allen fan.
When I got into college I listened to Lenny Bruce but
it's taken me years to put him into context historically
and really get what he did.
- Marc Maron

My fan mail is enormous.
Everyone is under six.
- Alexander Calder

Elvis said, Miss Minnie, do you think it would be out
of order if I go up and speak to General Stewart? I've
always been such a fan of his.
So Elvis went up to speak to the Stewarts.
- Minnie Pearl

I really wanted to work with David Lynch.
I was a big fan of The Elephant Man and Eraserhead.
- Sting

I'm a big fan of huge populations of people,
so you'd think with 300 million people in the country,
you don't even have to please 1% to be phenomenally successful.
- Penn Jillette

Everyone in show business has had the experience of
the fan who is so excited at recognizing their favorite star,
they say, 'Oh my gosh, you're my biggest fan!'
- Audrey Meadows

I'm a pretty big P.J.
Harvey record fan and you can really hear New York in his record.
- Duncan Sheik

I have been a fan all my life, but now I have been
out of football for over 10 years,
and out of baseball for a little over six years and I don't go to games.
- Bo Jackson

I was always a fan of horror films as a kid.
- Jeri Ryan

It is not surprising, then, that in the decade since Oslo began,
Arafat used all the resources placed at his disposal
to fan the flames of hatred against Israel.
- Natan Sharansky

We had an erector set, and I was an avid fan of Popular
Mechanics and Popular Science magazines.
- James Van Allen

We don't want to show our hand to the fan base or give up too much too early.
- Anthony Michael Hall

I'm from New York, so I'm a big Howard Stern fan.
- Stephen Root

I always wanted to get into the horror genre.
I like scary movies.
I want to go to the fan shows and sign posters with
my head hanging by a thread like a B-movie actress.
- Illeana Douglas

Of course, I started really being a comics fan with
the underground stuff in the '70s.
- Glenn Danzig

I'm not a great science fiction fan myself.
I probably feel that way about Westerns.
Like I used to play Cowboys and Indians,
they can act out Will and the Robot.
- Mark Goddard

That word, fan, has always kind of bothered me.
- Omar Epps

I answer a fan with a hearing heart first.
- Kent McCord

Well, I'm a huge fan of Ryan Adams, who's from North Carolina.
And he's beginning to break really quite big.
- Elton John

I am a really big Harry Potter fan and I've seen all the sets,
I've lived Harry Potter and I don't think it's destroyed the books at all,
I think it's really spot on.
- Rupert Grint

The short story is like an old friend who calls whenever he is in town.
We are happy to hear from it; we casually fan the embers of past intimacies,
and buy it lunch.
- R. Z. Sheppard

If you're a sports fan you realize that when you meet somebody,
like a girlfriend, they kind of have to root for your team.
They don't have a choice.
- Jimmy Fallon

I'm a very big Notorious B.I.G.
fan and I do an imitation of him that always cracks everybody up.
- Gene Ween

I do remember being a fan of the Marvel characters
and not liking the DC characters at all.
- Alfred Molina

I've always been a big fan of the American soul sound.
- Jose Carreras

We have a growing new fan base, and we wanted to get out now,
and play now, and the timing was right.
- Nikki Sixx

As a label, you have to treat every group and every
record as a unique entity.
I think that that has been our success,
rather than relying upon a fan base.
- Greg Ginn

A lot of women say they love being pregnant,
but I wasn't such a big fan.
- Marion Jones

I'm not a big slasher film fan.
- David Naughton

I have a lot of friends and fans in Canada and as a
matter of fact I met a fan from there that came down to my office.
It was nice and we took pictures and had a nice talk.
- Larry Holmes

It's extremely important to have a loyal fan base and be receptive to them.
- Mike McCready

People sometimes say it takes a long time to become a jazz fan,
but for me it took about five seconds.
- Pat Metheny


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