"Why is it OK for you to shift down seven but it's not OK for me to bunt?"
"What am I supposed to do, get out of the way, catch the ball down here and let him slide into the glove? I'm going to break a wrist doing that? I'd rather put my body on the line and see what happens."
— Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez, to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, on the new rule that forbids catchers from blocking home plate until they have the ball, in an attempt to reduce collisions and injuries.
"All I know I've got to do is give up less runs than we score. I don't care about anything else. Not the numbers. Not the ISPFMLBLSSRs and whatever else [MLB Network host] Brian Kenny has come up with to define what makes a good player or not."Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun