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    What counts aren't the number of double plays, but the ones you should have had and missed.
    — Whitey Herzog
    The way we have been playing, I might tell my players not to cross the picket line (umpire strike of 1979).
    — Whitey Herzog
    We need just two players to be a contender. Babe Ruth and Sandy Koufax.
    — Whitey Herzog
    The only thing bad about winning the pennant is that you have to manage the All-Star Game the next year. I'd rather go fishing for three years.
    — Whitey Herzog
    tags: bad  winning  games  year 
     
    For being book smart, I thought he (A. Barlett Giamatti) had a lot of street smarts, which is tough to find sometimes.
    — Whitey Herzog
    tags: smart  thoughts  book 
     
    You sweat out the free agent thing in November, then you make the trades in December. Then you struggle to sign the guys left in January, and in February I get down to sewing all the new numbers on the uniforms.
    — Whitey Herzog
    tags: struggle 
     
    The rules are changed now, there's not any way to build a team today. It's just how much money you want to spend. You could be the world champions and somebody else makes a key acquisition or two and you're through.
    — Whitey Herzog
    tags: world  key  rules  money 
     
    We need three kinds of pitching: left-handed, right-handed and relief.
    — Whitey Herzog
    If you don't have outstanding relief pitching, you might as well piss on the fire and call the dogs.
    — Whitey Herzog
    tags: fire  dog 
     
    One time in spring training, we had the hit-and-run on, and Carl Erskine threw me a curve and I struck out into a double play. I came back to the bench and Casey [Stengel] said, 'next time, tra-la-la.' I didn't know what tra-la-la meant, but next time up, I hit a line drive, right into a double play. When I sat down, Casey came over and said, 'Like I told you, tra-la-la.'
    — Whitey Herzog
    tags: time  right 
     
    If I managed the Cubs, I'd be an alcoholic.
    — Whitey Herzog
    A slick way to outfigure a person is to get him figuring you figure he's figuring you're figuring he'll figure you aren't really figuring what you want him to figure you figure.
    — Whitey Herzog
    tags: people  hell 
     
    Baseball has been good to me since I quit trying to play it.
    — Whitey Herzog
    tags: baseball 
     
    I'm not buddy-buddy with the players. If they need a buddy, let them buy a dog.
    — Whitey Herzog
    tags: dog 
     
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