They Said It

The Kickoff

September 03, 2007

"He's come in and given us a tremendous lift, and he's definitely making it happen."

Tony La Russa

St. Louis Cardinals manager, on Rick Ankiel (above), the former pitcher who has hit six home runs in 19 games during his comeback as an outfielder

"It is going to be rough for a few days. Now we'll go back to work on winning a state championship."

Tom Knotts

High school football coach for Charlotte (N.C.) Independence, whose record 109-game winning streak came to an end Saturday with a 41-34 overtime loss to Cincinnati Elder

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