Pearls of Wisdom

We are starting a new section here, to celebrate the genius that is Jerry Manuel.

For nearly a year now, Jerry has been dropping zen-like pearls of wisdom from his lips, empowering others and placing the game of baseball in its proper perspective. It’s high time someone started recording these motivating quotes and epithets, to spread his word and enrich the lives of future generations. Further, we present the words here for the New York Mets players, who, since they are not allowed to read the newspaper, may be missing out (surely John Maine or some other internet-savvy Met can print these pages out and pass them around the clubhouse?).
By the end of this season, we should have enough quotes collected to publish a book (and possibly motivational DVD) titled “Baseball by the Book Manuel“.

Without further ado, herewith today’s lesson, snared from the Washington Times:

“Momentum in my opinion is something you can’t really determine until it’s past you.”

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. isuzudude May 14, 2009 at 9:04 pm
    That’s gotta be one of your best all-time photoshop jobs, Joe. I’m almost hoping Jerry removes his shirt during a game, now, to see how far the resemblance really goes.
  2. joe May 14, 2009 at 10:17 pm
    What photoshop? That’s a rare photo of Mahatma Manuel!
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