Managing can be more discouraging than playing, especially when you're losing because when you're a player, there are at least individual goals you can shoot for. When you're a manager all the worries of the team become your worries.

-Al Lopez
Al Lopez

He wasn't firing like he used to, but he was still very fast and had very good control, ... All you had to do was hold your mitt around the strike zone, and it'd be right there.

Al Lopez
They say anything can happen in a short series. I just didn't expect it to be that short.
Al Lopez

Winning that game could have turned the Series for us.

Al Lopez
[The students ] really care. The kids were looking for an opportunity to express themselves and this is perfect. This is what democracy is all about. This is not just a Latino issue. This is a community issue.
Al Lopez

Good for the Sox. Good for Chicago.

Al Lopez
Managing can be more discouraging than playing, especially when you're losing because when you're a player, there are at least individual goals you can shoot for. When you're a manager all the worries of the team become your worries.
Al Lopez

I usually stick out my hand and hope he puts the ball in it. Except the one time I went out to take Early Wynn out. I stuck out my hand and he hit me right in the stomach with the ball.

Al Lopez
Go with the best you've got.
Al Lopez

I'm delighted. I don't know of anybody who had a statue built of them while they were living. It's a great feeling.

Al Lopez
They have more power than we did and maybe a little more pitching depth than we had. ... And I love their manager.