Phil Garner Quotes (842)
If he hits a ball hard, you can get him out. If he hits it soft, he'll beat it out every time. He has an incredible burst the last 15 feet or so. There have been six or seven times this season when an umpire will anticipate a little bit and call him out and then realize that he was safe. I got thrown out of a game or two because I got tired of seeing that. I don't know if he's going to win the rookie of the year or not, but there is no doubt he's an exciting player.
We are Houston fans, ... and since I've played there, we've lived there. For us it's long-suffering. Forty-four years of getting close and not getting to the big dance has been a little bit frustrating, so this is a wonderful accomplishment for our city, for our organization, everybody who's been involved with it.
He handles everything well, and for a guy who plays maybe once a week, it's tough to do well in a job like that. Pinch-hitting is one of the toughest jobs, you're usually facing somebody tough. It's hard to sit around for three or four days, then try to go up there and get a key at-bat in a critical situation.