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He said he just wished he knew a month ago. I didn't know. Who knew?

- Ned Colletti
On his clear communication with his players
12/13/07


I wanted to help the Dodgers get back to where they were as quickly as possible, but I haven't made all the greatest decisions.

- Ned Colletti
Full of confidence
12/8/07


I don't have any thoughts at all.

- Ned Colletti
Confirming what Dodger fans already knew
11/16/07


Two days ago. Less than a week. Four days ago, maybe.

- Ned Colletti
Lying to the media about when he first spoke to Joe Torre
11/2/07


Grady is a man I'm very fond of. Our friendship and relationship I expect to last as long as we're here on earth.

- Ned Colletti
After deleting Little's phone number from his cell phone
10/31/07


When things are going good, they're fine.

- Grady Little
Going out with a gem
10/30/07


Well, the Dodgers have a contract, I mean, a manager.

- Joe Torre
Making his own announcement of his hiring on Letterman
10/29/07


If we had been cavalier and didn't do due diligence, shame on us. All of the due diligence was done. It was a decision Ned made and I supported and it didn't work out. This team will benefit from that signing.

- Frank McCourt
Neglecting to actually explain how the team will benefit from
paying a guy $47 million to sit on the bench
10/1/07


Ever since Ned and I came to this ballclub, we do everything together. When decisions are made that work out OK, we celebrate together. When decisions are made that don't work out too good, we cry together. We don't sleep at night together.... I said the wrong words.

- Grady Little
Explaining a lot
9/28/07


Obviously we're still trying to win every game and everybody still has their stats to worry about.

- Andy LaRoche
Clearly referring to Ramon Martinez
9/26/07


There's a lot going through my mind.

- Grady Little
On how very little actually stays in his mind
9/26/07


And you can't really put a finger on it. But you can point to it.

- Jeff Kent
Making as much sense as an old hillbilly... hmmm
9/20/07


You can use all your fingers on your hand and point around.

- Jeff Kent
On the miracle of the human body
9/20/07


Unlike Jeff Kunt who is one to have the green light on 3-0 counts.

- Vin Scully
Soon to be fined by the FCC
9/18/07


Time is shortening itself.

- Jeff Kent
Preparing for his post-baseball career as a physicist
9/11/07


You've got to believe. You've got to believe in yourselves and believe in your families. And you've got to believe you're going to catch fish and have a good time.

- Tommy Lasorda
Falling asleep in a galley chair moments later
9/7/07


I've won a World Series and the adrenaline rush for me... shooting a deer with a bow is a lot more than that.

- Brad Penny
On his love of animals
9/7/07


This Dodger team in some way is not a great team looking to find themself, but a mediocre team playing for their life.

- Orel Hershiser
Still upset that he was released in 2000
9/5/07


The home run was in the beginning of the game, and I'm not going to lose 1-0, I guarantee you that.

- Esteban Loaiza
Obviously forgetting that he's pitching for the Dodgers
9/3/07


I wanted to make them hit my pitches.

- Chad Billingsley
Clearly pissed off that the Padres struck out 9 times
and only had 4 hits during his 7 innings on the mound
9/2/07


I don't know everything he has in his belly, but he has a lot of competitive spirit in there.

- Grady Little
Unaware that the other things in David Wells' belly are as follows: meatloaf, sausage, pizza, milkshakes, beer, cheese fries, cheese bread, cheese lasagna, meat lasagna, brownies, green peppers (accidentally on his pizza), breakfast burritos, enchiladas, a bacon cheeseburger, three ice cream sandwiches, and a spoon
8/26/07


Am I the solution? Probably not. I've been sitting around for 19 days doing nothing. I just played catch a couple of times, that was it.

- David Wells
Always keeping himself in shape
8/24/07


You know me. I'm never comfortable.

- Ramon Martinez
Under the impression that someone knows him
8/24/07


I figure I might need to put on a helmet and gloves up to my elbow and protect myself, roll myself up in a pad and sit in my hotel room the whole weekend.

- Joe Beimel
On his return to NY, where he got loaded
and cut himself last season
8/24/07


It proves what they say about playing younger guys. They have a tendency to do things you just can't believe, and turn around and do something you can't believe.

- Grady Little
Huh?
8/22/07


Sometimes it amazes me he gets hit.

- Grady Little
On the Hall-of-Fame stuff of Brett Tomko
8/21/07


That's hit well to right field! That's got a chance! That's got more than a chance! That's....caught in fact.

- Charley Steiner
Apparently attending his first baseball game
8/21/07


I feel like I've been run over by a truck carrying a full load of tomatoes. The only thing that doesn't hurt today is my hair.

- Roberto Hernandez
Why tomatoes?
8/19/07


I don't know how much longer I can do this.

- Roberto Hernandez
Thank god
8/19/07


You can't judge a pitcher against the Dodgers anymore, because everybody looks like Cy Young.

- Anonymous Scout quoted in Yahoo article
On the Dodgers' offensive woes
8/16/07


I signed here to be an expendable guy...

- Shea Hillenbrand
Already admitting that he won't make an impact
8/14/07


Once we score one run, we'll be off and running. Somebody is going to have to pay for this rut we're in.

- Grady Little
Clearly referring to DJ Houlton, who was sent down
8/9/07


Just prior to the game when I saw Harang and [coach] Dick Pole walk out of their bullpen, and either one of them could have shut us out tonight.

- Grady Little
Just wanting to say 'Dick Pole'
8/8/07


If we're going to continue to hit like that, what's going to have to happen is we're going to have to ask these pitchers to throw some shutouts and hope for a tie.

- Grady Little
Throwing in the towel
8/8/07


We've hit rock bottom....there's nowhere to go but up.

- Grady Little
Before getting shut out the next two nights
8/5/07


Nobody works harder than Olmedo Sanez.

- Grady Little
Really saying that no one sucks more than Olmedo Saenz
8/4/07


We live in the era of rapid information, with e-mail and voice mail, but you can't just e-mail a player from one city to the next. They have to pack up and move.

- Ned Colletti
Letting us into the mind of a genius
7/31/07



Scott [Proctor] is a versatile reliever who has proven that he can make an impact almost every day in the Major Leagues.

- Ned Colletti
Not necessarily saying that it's a positive impact
7/31/07


I don't want to see anybody player hit a home run against any of our pitchers.

- Grady Little
Using his good Southern English
7/29/07


I feel stiff as a board.

- Derek Lowe
After looking at some pictures online
7/27/07


I could've stayed in. I'm like, 'I'm fine.' They're like, 'No.'

- Brad Penny
Like totally pretending he's a teenage girl
7/27/07



That we're not very good athletes?

- Derek Lowe
Asked what all the injuries to Dodger pitchers mean
7/26/07


Every time he goes out on the mound, I see him grow.

- Takashi Saito
On Jonathan Broxton... and his belly
7/26/07


Sometimes I get there at 9 a.m. and don't leave until 6 p.m.

- Ken Landreux
Beginning to grasp the concept of having a job
7/23/07


I'm afraid some Dodger fan might jump down there and try to stab me. Who knows what kind of weapons they might carry. They're rough.

- Steve Kline
On his love of the right field pavilion
7/23/07


He's the kind of guy that if he gets banged up, it's not going to affect him.

- Russell Martin
On Brad Penny getting pregnant
7/22/07


At least nobody got seriously injured.

- Grady Little
Hoping deep down that Juan Pierre did
7/17/07


James Loney can do it [pitch]. He could probably get outs some days better than the other guys.

- Grady Little
Doing a lot for morale in the bullpen
7/17/07


Am I comfortable with 11 pitchers? Not totally.

- Grady Little
Doing his best Jim Tracy impersonation
7/16/07


We've played together all through the minor leagues and we're excited to play with each other. We're all good friends, so it's just a relaxed environment.

- Matt Kemp
On what happens after the games
7/9/07


I suck.

- Nomar Garciaparra
Saving us some time
7/9/07


It's not the first time he's been through something like this.

- Grady Little
Admitting that Brett Tomko has sucked many times before
7/7/07


You can still see the ball coming out of his hand [well].

- Grady Little
Trying his best not to insult Brett Tomko
7/7/07


I'm happy with the way I'm pitching.

- Mark Hendrickson
Who's also happy with the situation in the Middle East
7/3/07


Matt Kunt, uhhhh, Kemp, with another hard hit to left...

- Vin Scully
Broadcasting with vagina on his mind
7/2/07


We expect him [Brett Tomko] to go out there and get people out. He didn't get the job done tonight, but maybe he will next time.

- Grady Little
With big emphasis on 'maybe'
6/29/07


What he's doing out there is not good enough. His biggest problems were a few base on balls and he was hitting too many bats.

- Grady Little
Explaining Hong-Chih Kuo's mystery problems
6/26/07


Any time you can pitch against your division, it counts as two games instead of one sometimes.

- Brad Penny
Using his Oklahoma arithmetic
6/26/07


Loney, tearing it up, hitting .429—also has an on-base percentage of .428.

- Ted Sobel (KFWB)
Apparently hitting the bottle before the sports report
6/23/07


We think this actually explains why he [Jason Schmidt] was having problems and why he couldn't seem to get going.

- Stan Conte
You think, Stan?
6/21/07


It's time to start your fans, Dodger engines!

- Eric Smith (P.A. announcer)
Embarrassing himself in front of 56,000 people
6/16/07


I wish I could have more nights like tonight. I would like that.

- Juan Pierre
After getting two hits
6/15/07


But it's been a long time since I swing. A fastball, I hit it. A curveball? Long time, no see.

- Chin-hui Tsao
Explaining what he loves long time
6/15/07


They don't give you more points for a home run than an RBI single.

- Ned Colletti
Referring to baseball's little known point system
6/13/07


He [Russell Martin] is always getting in these collisions and you always think he's hurt and he never is.

- Grady Little
Cursing Russell Martin, who now figures to lose an eye
6/12/07


Scioscia and Piazza, they couldn't even steal a hot dog in their own clubhouse.

- Tommy Lasorda
Neglecting to mention that he kept all the hot dogs to himself.
6/12/07


Reminds me of a joke. Two Dominicans are talking and one says 'hey, I am learning English.' The other says 'Why?' No, wait, the one learning English says, 'Hey I am learning English' And the other says, 'What have you learned?' 'When you want someone to come to you, you say come over here.' 'What do you say when you want them to go over there?' 'I go to where I want them to go and say, come over here.'

- Vin Scully
Practicing for his stand-up comedy career
6/11/07


It's frustrating, because I know if I was batting .300 and getting
on base more I'd be at the top of the lineup.

- Juan Pierre
Having an epiphany
6/10/07


A pop with pain is not something that indicates anything good is going on.

- Stan Conte
Basically proving that you or I could be a major league trainer
6/2/07


Three RBIs for me would be a month's worth.

- Juan Pierre
Showing that he has even less confidence in
himself than most Dodger fans have in him
5/30/07


There was some good hitting going on. And good pitching. That's real good for winning games.

- Grady Little
Just before scribbling in his coloring book
5/30/07


If they collide head-on, that's going to be not a good collision.

- Jim Tracy
Making me wish he was still the Dodger manager
5/28/07


Slender, left-hand hitter... that doesn't sound like Tony.

- Vin Scully
Comparing Tony Gwynn Jr. with his fatty father
5/23/07


This game is all about failure.

- Luis Gonzalez
Talking like a true Dodger
5/22/07


This game is such a pain in the butt, I can't wait to retire.

- Jeff Kent
On the horror of making $10 million a year
5/20/07


Spiezio is lifetime 0 for 0 against Saito....and vise versa.

- Vin Scully
Making things extra clear for those retards at home
5/16/07


What Broxton did just about brings tears to your eyes.

- Grady Little
After Jonathan Broxton grabbed the last three Dodger Dogs
from the postgame buffet
5/16/07


It's a situation where we've got a couple of good players and each will get plenty of playing time. A platoon is when you bat the right-hander against left-handed pitching and the left-hander against right-handed pitching. This is what you call splitting time.

- Grady Little
On ruining the career of Andy LaRoche
5/14/07


He's progressing, that's certainly better than regressing.

- Grady Little
On Jason Schmidt's speedy recovery
5/14/07


Over the last fourteen games, the Dodgers have won eight and lost seven—averaging just over three runs a game.

- Dodgerblues.com
Proving once and for all that listening to Rick Monday
on a regular basis is harmful to the area of the
brain associated with mathematic calculation
5/13/07


Ah, talk about two on.

- Vin Scully
Showing that he's still as quick as always
(after the TV broadcast cut to a crowd shot of a father
holding his two daughters, one on each knee)
5/13/07


In between his naps, Tommy [Lasorda] is more of a motivator of words for us. He's a story teller, an individual motivator, a clubhouse motivator and a guy who has a belly full of experience.

- Jeff Kent
Mistaking the word 'excrement' for 'experience'
5/9/07


Maybe we're on our way to seeing something special here tonight.

- Charley Steiner
After Brad Penny retired the first seven batters
5/7/07


He [Schmidt] made 40 throws of 50 to 60 feet and he did fine. It's not anything to get too excited over. We'd be more excited if there was a problem, which he didn't [have].

- Stan Conte
Hoping for Jason Schmidt to have torn ligaments
5/5/07


At this point I can only speak for the manager, who is me.

- Grady Little
Evidently aware of his job title
5/5/07


It was just a dirty night all around.

- Luis Gonzalez
On catching Grady Little with a porn magazine
5/1/07



None of that surprises me. [Martin's] young and has a great body.

- Mike Lieberthal
On why the chicks dig Russell
4/30/07


I was throwing up all day yester day. I couldn't eat until 10 at night.

- Wilson Betemit
Disgusted by his .133 batting average
4/29/07


Little's been watching his left handed hitters make out all night.

- Vin Scully
On Luis Gonzalez and Andre Ethier swapping spit in the dugout
4/25/07


He's doing a better job for us. Why? I don't think that really matters.

- Grady Little
After reading Jim Tracy's Guide to the Self-Interview
4/25/07


I don't think we'll go with 13 or 14 pitchers, but most likely by then something else will happen to create a spot.

- Grady Little
Predicting that someone will be injured soon
4/25/07


The kid's struggling, but we know he's contributing defensively and getting bases on balls and sacrifice flies.

- Grady Little
Confident that the Dodgers can win the World Series
with a third baseman whose biggest contribution is the sac fly
4/24/07


Big fucking deal. How about that one? Can you quote that one?

- Jeff Kent
On the Giants-Dodgers rivalry
4/22/07


A lot of players on both teams have changed sides, but that doesn't deflect from the rivalry, it adds to the, what's the word, peace we have as players, to not get so wound up in this "give us a good quote about the series" shit.

- Jeff Kent
Giving us a great quote about the series
4/22/07


Big fucking deal. How about that one? Can you quote that one?

- Jeff Kent
On the Giants-Dodgers rivalry
4/22/07


I felt a little something that isn't normal, but I guess it is normal.

- Matt Kemp
Speaking like a true athlete
4/21/07


I use the term grateful to describe how I feel about a man by the name of Bob Daly.

- Jim Tracy
Taking the sentence, "I'm grateful to Bob Daly" and,
in his classic style, making it three times as long
4/20/07


We were living in one room with this 5-month old baby with diarrhea.

- Rachel Robinson
On her husband's biggest struggle
4/15/07


Like many from his country, he loves karaoke.

- Vin Scully
On Takashi Saito, confirming that you're never
too old to enjoy stereotypes
4/11/07


Jason Schmidt has a reputation and I've seen it in San Francisco, so everyone should be on the lookout for him. The latest thing was that he had a remote control fart machine and he put it in Brad Penny's locker while he was doing an interview in San Francisco.

- Brett Tomko
Calling Olmedo Saenz a fart machine
4/10/07


Olmedo Saenz calls me "Mike" and I'm not sure what that means. He started laughing, so I guess I'll go along with it.

- Brett Tomko
Afraid that Olmedo will eat him if he corrects the big boy
4/10/07


I actually don't shave with a straight razor. I shave with a beard trimmer, so I haven't shaved in a year and a half -- so it's not actually real shaving. I go for the rugged, stubble look.

- Brett Tomko
On how he spends more time on his face than on the mound
4/10/07


We don't change our thoughts, players change our thoughts for us.

- Grady Little
On the Dodgers' strict no-thinking policy
4/9/07


I can sweat eating ice cream, so I have to make sure and drink enough water.

- Jason Schmidt
On his workouts with Brad Penny
4/9/07


Sunglasses usually only work when you wear them.

- Vin Scully
Referring to Matt Kemp's decision to keep his
flip-shades on his hat rather than his face...
costing the Dodgers a couple of runs
4/9/07


There are other teams out there...

- Andre Ethier
Complaining about his playing time a week into the season
4/9/07


I got hops like Jordan.

- Matt Kemp
Clearly referring to Brian Jordan
4/9/07


I don't know why they don't show guys like that on TV. It has to be more entertaining than watching me strike out.

- Jeff Kent
On dickheads who run across the field
4/9/07


A left-handed pitcher doesn't mean Kemp won't start a game.

- Grady Little
Apparently forgetting that Matt Kemp is, well, right handed
4/8/07


I'm in a defensive funk.

- Luis Gonzalez
Using the politically correct term for 'I suck'
4/7/07


I know it's going to be better than we're seeing the first few games. The guy's been out there a long time and he's been productive and he will be better than what we've seen, I'm sure.

- Grady Little
Trying to convince himself that the Dodgers didn't blow $7 million
4/7/07


If he keeps all his body parts intact, it's going to be a lot of fun.

- Grady Little
On his special relationship with Jeff Kent
4/6/07


We're getting closer.

- Grady Little
On how a 4-3 loss is somehow better than a 7-1 loss
4/3/07


It's no secret, I've been playing 17 years. What you see is what you get. I'm not 21.

- Luis Gonzalez
On being really old
4/3/07


Lowe has had months when he didn't walk five batters.

- Steve Henson (LA Times)
Apparently referring to November through February
4/3/07


Young players had major roles last year. I think there will be the opportunity through the course of this season for young players to play an even bigger role. I just have that feeling.

- Ned Colletti
Knowing that Nomar will be on the DL by late April
3/31/07


We have to use common sense. If he starts with any limp, how long will he be at only 80 percent? It could prolong that time. If it takes four or five days into the season to get him 100 percent, you have to consider if it's worth that. I think it will be. Otherwise, you run the risk of having him at 80 percent for three weeks. Of course, we'll have to put him in a cage.

- Grady Little
Apparently believing that Rafael Furcal is a tiger
3/29/07


I'm still going full-steam ahead until the day they tell me I'm on the team.

- Rudy Seanez
Explaining that he'll pitch half-assed after he makes the team
3/27/07


He's a baseball player.

- Ned Colletti
Making sure fans don't think Brady Clark is an astronaut
3/26/07


I have no doubt he'll drive in more runs than he lets in.

- Grady Little
Explaining how James Loney's 47 errors in the
outfield will be negated by his 48 RBIs
3/25/07


I'll be in the seats above the bullpen when you guys come to San Diego, yelling at you along with 10 drunk guys.

- Rudy Seanez
Making Joe Beimel jealous by describing what he'll be doing
this summer if he doesn't make the club
3/22/07


He was great for three innings.

- Grady Little
Then going on to say that Hendrickson
'sucked Donkey balls' for the next two innings
3/21/07


I feel good about it.

- Mark Hendrickson
After giving up five runs in two innings
3/21/07


Everything is good. It's a good feeling to know that he did this before this season started. We have a chance to be good and be good for a while.

- Grady Little
Using that copius North Carolina vocabulary
3/20/07


The challenge at Dodger Stadium is that 20,000 cars all want to be there at the same time and leave at the same time.

- Frank McCourt
Referring to the 3rd inning and 7th innings
3/20/07


That's a nice combination [Furcal & Pierre], like ham & eggs.

- Vin Scully
Describing an $83 million dollar breakfast
3/20/07


Randy Wolf threw 73 pitches in a simulated game, finishing with 50 strikes and 27 balls.

- Orange County Register
Using special Orange County math
3/15/07


I'm a work in progress.

- Jason Schmidt
On what you get for $47 million
3/15/07


He's feeling me out and I'm feeling him out.

- Juan Pierre
On his special relationship with Rafael Furcal
3/12/07


He respects our decision, and that's it.

- Ned Colletti
On how Damian Jackson shows respect by knocking over chairs
3/11/07



Mixed martial arts fighting. I have to try it.

- Rudy Seanez
On his post-baseball plans... seriously
3/9/07


My game plan is to do as many as I can when we travel, because we've got more time on the road, I'll do a bunch of guys on the team... I did one in San Francisco.

- Brett Tomko
On how he plans to improve team chemistry
3/8/07



If it happened in April … I'd probably want to shoot myself.

- Brad Penny
Making us wish it was April
3/8/07


He gets guys to hit ground balls, and if they hit them were no one is
standing, it can cause problems.

- Grady Little
On the intricacies of baseball
3/5/07


I'm getting as far away from celebrating as I can get. I'm having dinner with Charlie, so that's probably anti-celebrating.

- Grady Little
On his birthday plans
3/4/07



Nobody's this bad.

- Grady Little
Amazed at how shitty his team is
3/4/07


Last year sometimes I felt like I was carrying more fat than muscle. I ate healthy during the off-season and didn't let myself get out of shape.

- Brad Penny
On limiting himself to four scoops of ice cream for breakfast
3/3/07


This team was a perfect fit for me. They didn't lose anybody.

- Luis Gonzalez
Showing the utmost respect for J.D. Drew
3/1/07


It could be that the guy hitting eighth leads the team in home runs.

- Grady Little
On the Dodgers' tremendous power
2/26/07


This guy [pointing at Luis Gonzalez's locker] was playing when I was in elementary school.

- Andre Ethier
On the old guy with the locker next to him
2/24/07


If you don't like this guy, you don't like Easter and Christmas.

- Tommy Lasorda
Who obviously isn't crazy about Hanukah
2/22/07


My swing looks like a hit-and-run swing all the time.

- Juan Pierre
Saying that he's overpaid, in so many words
2/22/07


I'd rather be here than racing motorcycles right now, that's saying a lot.

- Jeff Kent
On how he generally doesn't give a shit about baseball
2/22/07


The best players go and here we are.

- Olmedo Saenz
Sharing his confidence in the '07 ballclub
2/20/07


He does the little things well.

- Maury Wills
On Juan Pierre's ability to hit little ground balls,
make little throws, and get on base a little bit
2/19/07



Hopefully, some day some kid will be in the backyard doing the same thing [playing wiffleball] and thinking he's Jason Repko.

- Jason Repko
On how he used to play in the backyard
and pretend he was Mitch Webster
1/23/07


I'm going to miss the fans in L.A. so much. It's going to be hard. You can't erase 11 years of your life just like that.

- Eric Gagne
Who then was handed his first paycheck from the Rangers
and denied ever playing in Los Angeles
1/18/07


At the end of last year, I felt I could have done more, but my role was limited to short stints.

- Mark Hendrickson
Apparently clueless about why he was limited to short stints
1/15/07


Instead of paying cash, fans ask for whatever they want, and they get it.

- Marty Greenspun
On the new Fatty Pavilion
1/12/07


What I have been most impressed with so far is his ability to keep his offense separated from his defense. He knows his job is to catch when he's on the field, and when we're in the dugout, his job is to hit when it's his turn.

- Grady Little
On the brilliance of Russell Martin
1/6/07


 

 

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