“Ever since I was a little kid, the last thing I wanted to do was lose. I hated losing. I still hate it. I guess you can see that when I’m out there.”

“I’m a tough guy, and I like pitching in tough games.”

“I love pitching in front of big crowds and in huge stadiums.”

“I look at scouting reports, but don’t let them dictate what I’m throwing.”

“Because I have so much life on my pitches, I can get away with getting too much of the plate every now and then.”

“Hitters are too big, too strong, and their bats are too quick. I have to go inside to have success.”

“I know winning 20 is a special kind of thing, but I’d rather get into the playoffs, and be strong for the playoffs.”

“If I trust my stuff, throw strikes and let the guys make plays, I’m always better off.”

“It’s kind of weird sometimes, thinking about all that’s happened. But I got opportunities and I took advantage of them."

"I've matured a lot as a pitcher. I understand what my strengths are. I've learned that I've got a great sinker, I get a lot of ground balls, and it's easy to get a ground-ball double play."

“Everybody wants to be Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson. I've learned that I've got a great sinker, I get a lot of ground balls, and it's easy to get a ground-ball double play. I've matured as a pitcher. I understand what my strengths are.”

“My dad always told me to play hard and know that the people you're competing with and against are working just as hard or harder. So don't let them out-work you.”

“I really can't complain about anything. I'm living a childhood dream and I have a perfect family. There's really nothing that I'm disappointed with."

 

 



Tim Hudson, 2004 Diamond Kings


Tim Hudson, 2002 Topps Heritage



 

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