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Baseball quotes

September 15, 2013
  • Jose Fernandez (16) of the Miami Marlins reacts to a fight after he hit a solo home run against the Atlanta Braves at Marlins Park on Wedenesday.
Jose Fernandez (16) of the Miami Marlins reacts to a fight after he hit a solo… (Mike Ehrmann / Getty Images )

"Everyone is not going to be puppy dogs out there."

—Miami Marlins pitcher Steve Cishek on rookie Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, whose antics after hitting his first major league home run triggered a bench-clearing episode with the Atlanta Braves.

"I have not watched his last game. No one has."

—New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman on shortstop Derek Jeter, 39, who was limited to 17 games this season because of ankle and calf injuries.

"Usually when people hit a ball in that hole they're, like, 'I'm going to beat this one out.' We know you're not. You may think you are, but we know you're not."

—Atlanta Braves infielder Chris Johnson, to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, on the wondrous arm of Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons.

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