TOP 29 Most Inspiring Barry Zito Quotes

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Barry William Zito is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played 15 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants. His pitching repertoire consisted of a curveball, a four-seam fastball, a two-seam fastball, a circle changeup, and a cutter-slider.

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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. Barry Zito 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. Barry Zito 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 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. Barry Zito I was this 5-7 pudgy kid in high school... I wasn't a popular kid. I was an outcast. Barry Zito 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. Barry Zito I refuse to be molded into some stereotypical ballplayer that has no interests, really, no life, no depth, no intelligence. Barry Zito I feel I can hang out with any group of people and find common ground to talk with them. Barry Zito I just write mechanical things. Barry Zito I can count my friends on one hand. Barry Zito I'm OK being the veteran, but I'm still just a kid. Barry Zito 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

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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 The outfield is solid, so is the catching and the infield. Barry Zito I hadn't focused on mechanics since I signed professionally. Barry Zito Big league defense is going to get outs most times. Barry Zito I do look forward to keeping in touch with the guys, because we'll always be connected in people's minds. 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. Barry Zito 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