The best Quotes by David Ortiz

The best Quotes by David Ortiz

David Américo Ortiz Arias (born November 18, 1975), nicknamed "Big Papi", is a Dominican-American former professional baseball designated hitter and first baseman who played 20 seasons in Major League Baseball from 1997 to 2016, primarily for the Boston Red Sox.

I'm a winner, I play to win, I want to make good things go on around me.
I just want to play baseball.
I'm a guy that people look at me not only as a guy that hit the ball.
All I like to do is work every day and have an idea what I want to do.
I swing hard all the time. That's what I've done my whole life - hit.

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So the guy who shot Gadhafi was wearing a Yankees cap. Did you see that? If he'd had a Boston Red Sox hat on he probably would have missed.
In Massachusetts, scientists have created the first human clone. The bad thing is that in thirty years, the clone will still be depressed because the Boston Red Sox will still have not won a World Series.
Everyone I knew was a Red Sox fan. Living up there in 1967 - the Impossible Dream season - that moment was incredibly compelling. I just naturally gravitated to the team. Nineteen seventy-five was arguably the greatest World Series of all time.
I have my loyalty to the team of my youth. Everyone I knew was a Red Sox fan. The team that I grew up with was constantly the underdog but managed to prevail.
If believing in yourself and going after what you want in life and realising your worth is ruthless and selfish, then I'm definitely ruthless and selfish.
Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is the best.
Winning isn't getting ahead of others, it is getting ahead of yourself.
Everything's a game, Avery Grambs. The only thing we get to decide in this life is if we play to win.
Baseball is more than a sport, it's what drives me.
Corey Seager - May 2021
In baseball, I was a pitcher, which I hated because there was no action there.
About the only problem with success is that it does not teach you how to deal with failure.
Everything I have, I owe to baseball and the Dodgers.
I didn't play the game right because I saw a reward at the end of the tunnel.
My style is I work hard at it. I feel like I'm prepared every day.
You win a championship, and you feel 7 feet tall.
That's what I love about baseball, that it gives the opportunity for every single guy to develop and play the game. There's not a rule that you have to be 6 foot or you have to be real strong to play baseball or to become a good player.
I never stop looking for things to try and make myself better.
But to be the best, you must face the best. And to overcome your fear, you must deal with the best.
I love it when people doubt me. It makes me work harder to prove them wrong.
I'm not perfect; no one is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. I think you try to learn from those mistakes.
Pitching is 80% of the game and the other half is hitting and fielding.
I don't get upset over things I can control, because if I can control them there's no sense in getting upset. And I don't get upset over things I can't control, because if I can't control them there's no sense in getting upset.
Life is precious and time is a key element. Let's make every moment count and help those who have a greater need than our own.
I do everything in a straightforward manner.
Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching.
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I think one of the most difficult things for anyone who's played baseball is to accept the fact that maybe the players today are playing just as well as ever.
You know what they say about Chicago. If you don't like the weather, wait fifteen minutes.
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A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.
The most luxurious possession, the richest treasure anybody has, is his personal dignity.
Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.
You just can't beat the person who never gives up.
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The biggest thing as I have gotten older is the calmness that's come over me.
I've taken my boys to the house I grew up in. Taken them to the site of Ebbets Field, where the Dodgers used to play. They go to all the Dodger games, and they play Little League ball.
Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
Roger Federer - Juni 2024

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