Jennie Finch Quotes

I really like Dontrelle Willis' pitch; he's animated on the mound and is fun to watch - he gets into the game emotionally.

You can't always control the circumstances - only how you react to those circumstances; you can always control your attitude and your effort.

We're [Avocado League] trying to just urge people to add avocado into their diet. It's healthy and full of vitamins and minerals.

I may be wearing makeup but I can throw a fastball by you at the same time.

The whole sexiness thing-I don't know if I'm comfortable with that. But it has helped the sport grow. I think it changes how people see women's athletics.

My husband after two weeks of dating asked me if our relationship were to work out would I be OK with our first boy being named Ace.

I'm pretty adaptable and can adjust to any environment.

I could have never dreamed what an amazing ride this has been.

It's all about balance and I think being in the moment.

Growing up I looked up to major league baseball players and now these young women have amazing incredible women all across the board from swimming to gymnastics to softball to basketball.

Throwing a ball is not natural whether it's overhand or underhand.

I'm playing first base and pitching and hitting. I feel like I'm almost better than I've ever been. It's like 'You're going to walk away like this?'

There's nothing better than working up a good sweat.

Dad was the pitching coach while Mom was the emotional supporter. Her unconditional love was great and she wanted what was best for me.

Have unconditional love to your children no matter what happens. Give them time even in the midst of this busy life - be one on one with them.

My goal is to never lose. That may not be realistic but I'm going to try.

Being fit and being in the best shape that I can be helps me be the best mom as well.

When I was a kid I dreamed of using a bat with my own name on it.

I love being outside with my boys playing tag or trying to keep up with them.

The best compliment I've gotten was being compared to Randy Johnson. We're both hard-throwing.

And my dad drilled it in my head you know 'If you want it bad enough and you're willing to make the sacrifices you can do it. But first you have to believe in yourself.

My life has been centered around sports. It is where I have met my closest friends and shaped the values that have made me a successful athlete student and role model for young people.

When I was 12 I had a coach tell me I would never be a championship pitcher. That devastated me. I was crushed.

You're not going to get off the couch and be at some amazing fast pace or burn crazy amounts of calories but you have to start somewhere Eventually you'll get there.

College was the greatest four years of my life.

College softball each year reaches new levels of interest.

Try not to get lost in comparing yourself to others. Discover your gifts and let them shine!

I've faced more than 35 major leaguers and only two have ever made contact against me.

I've face more than 35 major leaguers and only two have ever made contact against me.

Got any pitches? I got five pitches-rise-ball curveball screwball drop-ball and changeup.

You have been doing something that has brought you success and you are in the playoffs because you have been doing some thing right.

I can't tell you how much I respect all the single parents out there doing it all solo.

Although it is disappointing that softball was not reinstated into the Olympics we are going to continue to keep growing the sport.

I get has been great. It has opened so many doors for me.

This whole career has been way more than I ever even imagined or dreamed.

For softball we need the Olympics. For young girls dreaming of that Olympic dream that's where it's at and that's where it all started in '96 for our sport.

I realize the differences between my children and use what works for each of them individually.

It's so empowering to see yourself as a machine.

My family vacations were softball tournaments.

Never limit yourself never be satisfied and smile-it's free!

I mean I love winning but losing is a much more intense feeling.

It is incredible how far women have come and women in sports have come.

I didn't really get into boys until my junior year of high school when I had my first boyfriend. But for the most part I was always playing sports so I was too busy for them!

From what I hear it's a normal thing to feel guilty as a mother especially when trying to fill the needs of a newborn along with maintaining what you had with your first child.

I'd love to have four or five kids.

I don't want to be just a face. I want to go out there and prove something on the field.

How's motherhood? It is absolutely wonderful. Oh my gosh. It's truly indescribable and amazing.

To some Softball is a game; to others it's Life.

I try to not be too hard on myself regarding my diet. I've always been a workout-to-eat kind of a girl. I like to eat to say the least.

I'm a role model for lots of young girls.

Right now in my career it's like I'm having more fun than I've ever had so it's kind of like 'Man I can't stop now.'

I do my job on the mound and then do what I can at the plate always working on helping the team anyway I can.

I'm living a dream. I hope in 10 years people will know me as a gold medalist.

My parents were born and raised in Iowa and my two brothers were born in Iowa before my family moved to California where I was born so I still really feel like I have those Midwestern roots.

Playing USA Softball has been more to me than I ever imagined possible.

I try to squeeze in a workout whenever I can even if it's doing squats with my 7-month-old in the kitchen or jumping on the trampoline with my 5-year-old.

Softball has given me so much in life. It's taught me the kind of person I want to be and given me a sweet sisterhood. It even led me to my husband.

When I lose I take it very personally.

I love to run. I was challenged to run the New York marathon four months after having my youngest son and since running isn't a big part of softball the thought of a marathon was a stretch for me.

You don't take a class; you're thrown into motherhood and learn from experience.

The main thing is to win. You just try to keep your tunnel vision on to get the team the win.

It is one thing to play for your university. It is another to play for your country.

When you train six to seven hours a day to be the best in your sport you don't want that to be overlooked. I don't train for my looks.

A macho attitude is totally to my advantage. Guys try to hit it 400 feet out of the park but in softball you have to use a short quick swing. Big huge swings equal big huge strikeouts.

Whatever I am doing at that moment I want to make the most of it.