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Quotestart: Bowa Bullish, Roseman’s Proposal, MLS Proud of Philly, Collins on Yoga, Lavvy on Shootout

Jan 25, 2012, 10:28 AM EDT

A roundup of the days best Philly sports related news in quote form.

The morning’s news in key quotations…

Phillies
Former
manager/player Larry Bowa: “I’d be shocked if they don’t get to the
World Series,” the former Phillies shortstop and manager and current MLB
Network analyst said Tuesday. “I just think their pitching is too good.
They’ve got a good lineup. They’ve helped their bench. I think it might
be a better team than it was last year.” [Reading Eagle]

Eagles
GM Howie Roseman: “I don’t like to talk about, ‘What ifs,’
” Roseman said Tuesday. “We were 8-8, and we have work to do. We’ve got
to look at everything we’re doing and make sure we evaluate it honestly
and learn from our mistakes. We’ll study everything around the league,
the way everybody else does things, and we’ll get better.

“I’m not going to sit here in a bubble and say, ‘We’re so great.’
When we look back, there are things we wish we had done better. I can
get better, we all can get better.” [CSNPhilly


Union
Manager Peter Nowak on Sebastien Le Toux likely leaving for
Bolton: “I think for every player, regardless of their age, if an
opportunity like that presents itself, then you’ve got to grab it by the
horns,” Nowak said. “We’ll see what happens next but that’s the story
right now.” And, CEO Nick Sakiewicz: “If we can give a player an
opportunity like this and capitalize from it and reinvest that money
into the team to get better, we’ll do that.” [PhiladelphiaUnion]


Yesterday also saw the announcement that the 2012 MLS All-Star Game
will be hosted by the Philadelphia Union at PPL Park in Chester. There’s
a lot online about that, but I liked this quote in particular from
league commish Don Garber: “We have broken through in Philadelphia…
Frankly, it’s worked a little better here than we thought it would
have.” [The Goalkeeper]

Sixers
Head coach Doug Colins on the team’s new training element
to stay limber in a rapid-paced season: “We have erred on the side of
rest, just trying to keep our guys as mentally fresh as possible,”
Collins said. “As a result we have had a lot of slippage in what we
would like to do offensively, but I think we have the better chance to
win, rather than come in and try to practice for 40 minutes we are
better off letting our guys come in and relax and get a nice session of
yoga while being together.” [CSNPhilly.com]

Flyers
Lavvy on what the Flyers are doing to get better at the shootout:

Get Ya on Yer Way


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