The Gambler Goes for Broke
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Hold On a Minute Willie ...
''You got to know when to hold em, know when to fold em,
Know when to walk away and know when to run."
-- 1978, Kenny Rogers, The Gambler
Harris (He's No Dave Roberts) Excuse Doesn't Hold Water
''You all want to talk to me when I get thrown out. You didn't want to talk to me when I steal a base. I got nothing to say... [later] I was told I was on the hold sign. I saw the hold sign the first pitch. I kind of thought maybe it was just for the first pitch... I saw it the first pitch. But it's on until he takes it off. In my mind, it's like, `OK, I'm in there to run.' That's what I'm thinking. I just kind of overlooked it, didn't think about it, made a mistake, screwed it up. What can you do?" -- 5.17.06, Willie Mays Harris
WEEI Audio: Schilling on His Bad Outings, Two-Strike Hits,
NY Hospital Visit, and a 'He's Still Learning' Josh Beckett
“[Do you think Beckett understands how important his middle finger is to Red Sox Nation?] There’s a lot of things he’s getting to understand but you can’t expect him to understand it until he goes through it. And he’s living and learning right now. He’s still getting his feel for the group of people that are the beat writers and the media. He’s a Texas kid. He’s got a little bit of an edge to him. He’s obviously not as forthcoming as me or other people, but that’s his right. He understands it. It doesn’t mean he’s OK with it and that it doesn’t irritate him, but he gets it.” -- 5.17.06, Curt Schilling on WEEI's Dennis and Callahan show