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Top 29 Barry Zito Quotes About Life (BASEBALL)

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“You can be born into a musical family and have an ear for music but being technically gifted, be it playing an instrument or songwriting, takes years to get good at. So for me, I’m excited to start over, and yeah, I have a few talents I can build off of. But I see this as a long process; it’s a marathon.”

Barry Zito
I'm so secure in myself I couldn't care less what people think of me.
I’m so secure in myself I couldn’t care less what people think of me.
We speak for the entire Giants organization when we say that there is no place in society for hatred and bullying against anyone.
We speak for the entire Giants organization when we say that there is no place in society for hatred and bullying against anyone.

“I can relate to anyone. I can hang out with stoners, skaters, surfers, stockbrokers, lawyers, athletes, rappers. I feel I can hang out with any group of people and find common ground to talk with them.”

Barry Zito
I was this 5-7 pudgy kid in high school. I wasn't a popular kid. I was an outcast.
I was this 5-7 pudgy kid in high school. I wasn’t a popular kid. I was an outcast.
I'm OK being the veteran, but I'm still just a kid.
I’m OK being the veteran, but I’m still just a kid.
I can count my friends on one hand.
I can count my friends on one hand.

“Regardless of what you want to call it, guys need some type of spirituality they can grab onto. If it’s Christianity, which is a very structured approach, or if it’s something that’s a little more open-ended like, Zen’s something you can make yourself a part of. You can interpret it for yourself, like Taoism and stuff like that.”

Barry Zito
When someone becomes successful or rich and famous, people perceive that person as being different. But I'm the same guy I've always been.
When someone becomes successful or rich and famous, people perceive that person as being different. But I’m the same guy I’ve always been.

“Meyer and I have a bit in common because we’re both left-handed. I think it’s great that he seeks out that advice because he’s not too “cool” or too uncomfortable to ask for it.”

Barry Zito

7 Barry Zito Quotes on Playing the Game

“I think in the bullpen you can tell during your warmups, if you have a good feel for it. But anything can happen once you get into a game. Sometimes you just wind up throwing it better than ever before one day without knowing why.”

Barry Zito
The outfield is solid, so is the catching and the infield.
The outfield is solid, so is the catching and the infield.
Big league defense is going to get outs most times.
Big league defense is going to get outs most times.

“It’s not like I’m some kind of veteran and there is this huge age gap. I identify with them more off the field. I need to set an example, which is great, and I look forward to doing just that.”

Barry Zito
When I'm doing well, it's like I'm in a nice little ballet. Everything is going slow all around me. It's very peaceful.
When I’m doing well, it’s like I’m in a nice little ballet. Everything is going slow all around me. It’s very peaceful.

“There’s a part of me that wants to go streak and run outside and jump around and go swim in the ocean and do everything. The other part of me wants to bear down and repeat this kind of performance next year and in the years to come.”

Barry Zito
I refuse to be molded into some stereotypical ballplayer that has no interests, really, no life, no depth, no intelligence.
I refuse to be molded into some stereotypical ballplayer that has no interests, really, no life, no depth, no intelligence.

3 Barry Zito Quotes on Pitching

I view my pitching on how confident I was out there, period. And if I lose that confidence, I can become a prisoner of my own mind.
I view my pitching on how confident I was out there, period. And if I lose that confidence, I can become a prisoner of my own mind.
It would be great to just be able to ignore everything and pitch to a spot, to suppress the intellect and let the intuition take over.
It would be great to just be able to ignore everything and pitch to a spot, to suppress the intellect and let the intuition take over.
I'm not trying to be cocky, but I set such a high standard for myself. I'm not happy when I pitch seven innings and give up two runs and get a win.
I’m not trying to be cocky, but I set such a high standard for myself. I’m not happy when I pitch seven innings and give up two runs and get a win.

3 Inspirational Barry Zito Quotes About Life

“We’re all physical bodies, but basically everything we do is determined by what goes on in our heads. The only person who ever stops me from achieving something is me.”

Barry Zito
I looked up to my father when I was 7 and 8. I believed it was my calling to be in the big leagues. I'd been raised by a family that always told me I could do anything I wanted.
I looked up to my father when I was 7 and 8. I believed it was my calling to be in the big leagues. I’d been raised by a family that always told me I could do anything I wanted.
I need to have perspective. That's one of the big things former players told me, to not try to live up to anything, just live up to yourself.
I need to have perspective. That’s one of the big things former players told me, to not try to live up to anything, just live up to yourself.

2 Barry Zito Quotes on Prayer and Spirituality

Some people pray to a totem pole, some people pray to a sun, some people pray to a god. It all works for them. It all comes back to what you think.
Some people pray to a totem pole, some people pray to a sun, some people pray to a god. It all works for them. It all comes back to what you think.
Everyone focuses on the earthly state, but how cool might death be I believe in spiritual rebirth, and I can't wait to experience that.
Everyone focuses on the earthly state, but how cool might death be? I believe in spiritual rebirth, and I can’t wait to experience that.

2 Barry Zito Quotes on Mechanics

I hadn't focused on mechanics since I signed professionally.
I hadn’t focused on mechanics since I signed professionally.
I just write mechanical things.
I just write mechanical things.

2 Barry Zito Quotes that Will Make You Think

I think I'm aware of what goes on in my mind more than some guys, and for that reason I fight more battles.
I think I’m aware of what goes on in my mind more than some guys, and for that reason I fight more battles.
I do look forward to keeping in touch with the guys because we'll always be connected in people's minds.
I do look forward to keeping in touch with the guys because we’ll always be connected in people’s minds.

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