Yea, and Lord Kelvin Chapman had absolute zero to do with the Mets winnin…okay, maybe he has a point.
On why he changes teams frequently: “I think from what I’ve brought to clubs, doesn’t really shine in a single season. I always say if you win a division in a big market club, that kind of shines. If you do it in a small market team it becomes a Cinderella story and considered lucky. Granted that I have three division titles in the last five years, all three are ‘lucky.’ Like, ‘You can’t do it again.’ I tell you what, sabermetrics is a son of a gun these days. There’s no sabermetrics for chemistry. There’s no sabermetrics for winning.”
...While not always putting up All-Star numbers, Gomes is well-regarded for his reliability and positive clubhouse presence. He said it’s important to have good chemistry on a team.
“I don’t care what profession you are in. If you are working with your friends, if you are working in a healthy environment, if you’re working in a fun environment, the performance kind of shines a little bit,” he said. “I always go back to a little metaphor. When you’re 12 years old on the sandlot, 12 years old on the basketball court, you’ve got two captains, you’re one of the captains, who do you pick? You don’t pick the best player, you pick your friend. … That’s how it needs to be at the big league level. When you’re playing Little League Baseball and your best friend’s pitching and you’re in the outfield you’re diving and catching that ball, 100 percent.”
On being compared with Kevin Millar: “Kevin Millar is actually one of my really good friends. We’ve known each other for a while. But we just can’t be compared to each other, because I’m twice as good-looking. He actually, he dyes his hair. I do not dye my hair. … His front two teeth are fake, I don’t have fake teeth. I have twice as much power as he does and I think I’ve got three inches on the forearms over him. So there’s actually nothing to compare with Kevin and I.”
Posted: February 14, 2013 at 07:01 PM | 36 comment(s)
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