THEY SAID IT
“It would have been more impressive if the baby had caught it.”
—ADRIAN GONZALEZ, Dodgers first baseman, on the Chicago Cubs fan who was called for interference for catching a live foul ball in one hand and feeding a baby in the other. “I want him to know my intentions weren’t that, to get hit. I wanted to get a hit, like any player in that situation. In that moment, in that split second, you can’t think, ‘No, let him hit me.’ ”
—JOSE TABATA, Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder, on getting hit by a pitch with two outs in the ninth inning to break up a perfect game by the Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals. “I had 17 popsicles the other night. That’s not a lie. They’re those fruit ones. They’re healthy, so if one is good, 17 has to be good.”
—TERRY FRANCONA, Cleveland Indians manager, on the wholesomeness of popsicles.