Sometimes I accuse David Wright of never saying anything terribly exciting. Other times, I think he just understands baseball, and his measured responses reflect an appropriately measured approach to a long season.
On his 1000th hit: “It’s great. Baseball is a game of numbers. And I’m glad I could finally contribute to a win.”
On his struggles at the plate: “I’ve realized that there’s going to be some ups and downs over the course of a year. And I’ve been through one of the downs. Today was great, but we’ve got another game in a few hours.”
On taking advantage of the Dodgers’ defensive miscues: “Part of playing good baseball over an extended period of time is catching some breaks…. Baseball’s a funny game where, when you put into it what you’re supposed to, some of them will go your way.”