“I get paid a lot of money to play a game with the greatest players in the world. What could be better than that?"

"If it doesn’t seem like I'm working hard sometimes, that's someone else's problem."

"I like to have a good time. I'm playing a great game, so why should I stop smiling when I get on the field?"

"It's all effort and concentration. You have to want to excel."

"God, it's nice to be treated like a man."

"It's just a game. I got kids at home that mean more to me than a game. It's meant to be fun."

"Having the attitude of just playing the game isn't my strength. I have to be productive. That's my responsibility."

"When I retire and I'm back at home with me kids, they're not going to care that I smiled too much on the field. They're not going to care what kind of team player I was."

"I think that Petco Park has one of the best surfaces in baseball. I just love playing there."

"I honestly think people are tired of reading about me."




Jim Edmonds, 2001 Topps Heritage

Jim Edmonds, 2000 Fleer Tradition


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