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Another friend hired me to open doors for him in the moving and relocation business. I did that for 10 years, am still doing it. And I do some work for the Cubs, in community relations.
 

Awards mean a lot, but they don't say it all. The people in baseball mean more to me than statistics.
 

But it all comes down to friendship, treating people right.
 

Did you hear that? I didn't hear anything. Put that question another way.
 

During my time, there might have been one pitcher or two that were top pitchers on a team. Teams that won maybe had three, but today they have a lot of depth. They have a lot of long relievers, short relievers, and the strategy is different.
 

I learned from Mr. Wrigley, early in my career, that loyalty wins and it creates friendships. I saw it work for him in his business.
 

I like my players to be married and in debt. That's the way you motivate them.
 

I own stock, and I also insure my car with Geico.
 

It would be a lot different for me because there is a lot of information that you need to know about as a player. How pitchers are pitching you, how defenses are playing, certain situations about certain pitchers.
 

It's a beautiful day for a ballgame... Let's play two!
 

It's a great day for a ball game; let's play two!
 

It's a kind of philosophy of my own life, to create the energy enough to keep on going.
 

Loyalty and friendship, which is to me the same, created all the wealth that I've ever thought I'd have.
 

Mr. Wrigley believed in this: Put all your eggs in one basket and watch the basket. They don't do that today. This is the old-fashioned way I'm talking about. He carried it on to his business. Do one thing and stay with it.
 

No, I think the pitching today has more depth.
 

People ask me a lot about the values I got from playing for the Cubs for so many years. The value I got out of it was patience. A lot of people these days are not very patient.
 

The Cubs are due in sixty-two.
 

The Cubs are gonna shine in sixty-nine.
 

The only way to prove that you're a good sport is to lose.
[Sports]
 

The riches of the game are in the thrills, not the money.
 


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