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They said it: Quotes from the world of baseball

Major League Baseball figures weigh in on various issues.

June 01, 2013|By Bill Shaikin
  • Seattle Mariners Manager Eric Wedge doesn't seem to be a fan of "all this sabermetrics stuff."
Seattle Mariners Manager Eric Wedge doesn't seem to be a fan of "all… (Jason Miller / Getty Images )

"It's all this sabermetrics stuff, for lack of a better term, you know what I mean? People who haven't played since they were 9 years old think they have it figured out. It gets in these kids' heads."

—Seattle Mariners Manager Eric Wedge, clumsily explaining how he believes the generational emphasis on walks has turned infielder Dustin Ackley into an overly passive hitter.

"Everything was great, until the ninth."

—New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, after blowing a save without recording an out for the first time in his 19-year career. The New York Mets honored the retiring Rivera before the game, and Rivera threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

"Was the mascot pitching?"

—Miami Marlins Manager Mike Redmond, joking in a congratulatory text message to prospect and Riverside Poly product Jake Marisnick, who hit two grand slams and drove in nine runs in a double-A game.

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