„He’s a take-charge catcher. He bosses the player throwing the ball – I tell you, that kid amazes me.“

As quoted in "The Scoreboard: Best I’ve Seen, Clemente Says of Jerry May," by Les Biederman, in The Pittsburgh Press (Tuesday, July 18, 1967), p. 59
Baseball-related, <big><big>1960s</big></big>, <big>1967</big>
Kontext: “I do not read too much these days about Jerry May, but he is worthy of a story. He is the best defensive catcher I have seen in my 13 years with the Pirates. In fact, I have not seen many better defensive catchers anywhere in my time in baseball. A story now would do him good, make him feel appreciated. How you say, the time is appropriate?" Clemente always knew May could catch but May has opened his eyes in the formidable way he blocks the plate with a runner and the ball both bearing down on him. "He’s a take-charge catcher. He bosses the player throwing the ball – I tell you, that kid amazes me."

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Roberto Clemente
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„When you put the ball in his hands there is no telling what is going to happen - sometimes I am just amazed watching what he can do even though I am playing on the same field he is.“

—  Javon Ringer All-American college football player, professional football player, running back 1987

MSU WR Mark Dell, quoted here http://www.ncaa.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/092108acj.html

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„You run the football for toughness. You run the ball to tell your opponent that you're as tough as they are. But you throw the ball to ring the bell.“

—  Jerry Glanville American former football player and sports coach 1941

David Albright, Glanville looking for a little more action at Portland State http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/preview07/columns/story?id=2967161, ESPN.com, August 9, 2007.

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„He has the quickness, he has the ability on the ball. Thiago Silva is an incredible player and extremely intelligent.“

—  Thiago Silva Brazilian footballer 1984

José Mourinho (Chelsea), 2014 http://www.sambafoot.com/fr/informations/58637_jose_mourinho_est_fan_de_thiago_silva.html
From coaches and club directors

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„He insisted the other players allow me to take batting practice and he helped me. He put a bat behind my foot and made sure I didn't drag my foot. Willie Mays also helped me. He told me not to allow the pitchers to show me up. He suggested I get mean and if the pitchers knocked me down, get up and hit the ball. Show them.“

—  Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972

As paraphrased and quoted in "The Scoreboard: Clemente's Only Regret? One Pennant" by Les Biederman, in The Pittsburgh Press (Sunday, March 31, 1968), Sec. 4, Pg. 3
Baseball-related, <big><big>1960s</big></big>, <big>1968</big>
Kontext: The best advice and most help he ever received came from Buster Clarkson, an American player, when he was in Puerto Rico."I played for his team and I was just a kid," Clemente recalled. "He insisted the other players allow me to take batting practice and he helped me. He put a bat behind my foot and made sure I didn't drag my foot. Willie Mays also helped me. He told me not to allow the pitchers to show me up. He suggested I get mean and if the pitchers knocked me down, get up and hit the ball. Show them."

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„Bragan and Walker talked to me the most. The fellow who helped me most of all was Buck Clarkson. I think he lives in Donora. He managed me in the Puerto Rican League when I was a boy. He used to see me throw a ball from the outfield 400 feet on the line, most of the time wild. And I hit good. Buck Clarkson used to tell me I am as good as anybody in big leagues. That helped me a lot.“

—  Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972

Evaluating previous managers, as quoted in "Sidelight on Sports: Roberto Remembers" https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=6KNhAAAAIBAJ&sjid=22wDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7371%2C4597940 by Al Abrams, in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Friday, March 31, 1972), p. 10
Baseball-related, <big><big>1970s</big></big>, <big>1972</big>

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„Blass, I 'm going to tell you this. You pitch me inside; I will hit the freaking ball to Harrisburg.“

—  Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972

Circa 1970, '71 or '72; as quoted by Blass in A Pirate for Life https://books.google.com/books?id=NfLFdUrYpH8C&pg=PT146&dq=%22I+will+hit+the+freaking+ball+to+Harrisburg%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiC8tLNxIrVAhVGWz4KHY_XBWUQ6AEIJDAA#v=onepage&q=%22I%20will%20hit%20the%20freaking%20ball%20to%20Harrisburg%22&f=false (2012) by Blass and Erik Sherman
Baseball-related, <big><big>1970s</big></big>
Variante: Blass, I'm going to tell you something: You pitch me inside, I hit the ball to Harrisburg.

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„This kid is electric. He overpowered us today. There's no doubt about that. He had everything and threw everything where he wanted to throw it with velocity, with tilt, with sharpness.“

—  Carlos Zambrano Venezuelan baseball pitcher 1981

Clint Hurdle in Armour, Nancy, Chi Cubs 11, Colorado 0 http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/recap?gid=240507116, Yahoo! Sports, Retrieved on June 14, 2007
2004

Rob Ford Foto

„Daniel Dale is in my backyard taking pictures. I have little kids. He's taking pictures of little kids, I don't want to say that word but you start thinking what this guy is all about.“

—  Rob Ford Canadian politician, 64th Mayor of Toronto 1969 - 2016

Ford, Interview to Conrad Black after confronting Daniel Dale http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/rob-ford-kids-quote-sparks-controversy-with-toronto-star-1.2458389 (10 December 2013); Ford subsequently withdrew the statements and apologized http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/rob-ford-apologizes-again-daniel-dale-drops-lawsuit-1.2469456 to Dale after Dale threatened to sue for defamation.
2010s, 2013

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