Every time I
see Johnny quoted or on TV, he always seems to say the right thing. I
like him. You can tell he’s a good guy."
just wind him up and send him out there."
"He is one of
the true free spirits in baseball."
of the best."
don’t realize that he’s the guy who makes it all happen here."
"He just doesn’t
miss the ball in sure fastball situations."
believe how hard he plays."
"Johnny was my
favorite player, because he would play anywhere, do anything you asked,
and he showed up every single day to play."
coach’s dream. He’ll do whatever it takes to make himself
better and to make the team better."
"He changes the
dynamics of the Red Sox."
nicest guy in the world."
"I love Johnny
"He plays as
hard as he can, every play of every inning of every game."
"When you have
that type of leadoff guy, who can get on and steal a base, it puts pressure
on the pitcher."
a threat. You get a guy like that on base, and all of a sudden you’re
having to do slide-steps to the plate. The whole timing of the game is
guy that when you’re playing against, you don't want him leading
off the ninth inning."
"I knew he’d
provide a competitive difference."
natural speed, but he's always aware of the situation...he makes the best
out of his base-running abilities."
"The Red Sox
have never boasted any speed. They’ve mainly been a one-dimensional
offense, with a history of waiting for that one big inning. Johnny gives
them speed, which makes them that much tougher."
"When you play aggressive like that and you know what you're doing out there, something's going to happen."
"We know Johnny is a free spirit, but we got him here because he’s a great player, not because he’s a free spirit."
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