“The way I perform best is with a clear and happy mind.”

“I hope I haven’t maxed out, because I’m not satisfied. I hope I can be a better ball player, and I hope I’m on my way.”

“I want productive at-bats. I don’t want to just single with two outs and nobody on ... I want to do some damage.”

“Playing baseball—hitting—is very difficult. But saying hello to someone is the easiest thing in the world.”

“My dream was to play Major League baseball. I’ve lived that dream.”

“I hope I haven’t reached a pinnacle...I hope there’s something more for me in baseball and in life.”

“I’m a baseball player. I’m also a guy who mows his lawn and plays with his dog.”

“Defense is a lot more natural to me than offense.”

“I’ve been given an opportunity right now and I’m going to run through a wall to try to take advantage of it.”

“I enjoy coming to the ballpark every day. I don’t go to work. I come here to play.”

"I'm very happy in this environment. I'm happy coming to the ballpark. I'm happy driving home. I come to the park, and it's all about baseball."

“I play baseball and I like to read. What makes that odd?"

"I actually don't think that I have a problem playing for managers. But history, people might think otherwise."

“As you get older and things change in your life, I'm excited for my two-year-old son to go on the field and I'll throw a uniform on him. My daughter and he can be on the field for the Home Run Derby and stuff. That's exciting for me as a dad to get the opportunity to be with my kids and share that with them."

"I actually don't think that I have a problem playing for managers. But history, people might think otherwise."

 


Scott Rolen,
2004 Topps Heritage

 


Scott Rolen,
Black Book Partners archives

 


Scott Rolen, 1997 Studio


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