20 February 2012

The Optimism That is Spring Training

“You’re damn right. … You know what? Jose’s not here. The first time I hear someone say, ‘Oh, Jose would have caught that ball,’ we’ve got problems. … So our payroll’s down. How many guys here care what our payroll is? … I truly believe, in my heart, we’re going to surprise a lot of people. I’m not saying we’re going to win a championship. I’m just saying we’re going to be better than people think we’re going to be.”
~ Terry Collins, as quoted by Andy McCullough of the Star Ledger