Quotes By Jennie Finch
Jennie Finch Quotes
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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.
It's so empowering to see yourself as a machine.
When I was 12, I had a coach tell me I would never be a championship pitcher. That devastated me. I was crushed.
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've faced more than 35 major leaguers, and only two have ever made contact against me.
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.
Whatever I am doing at that moment, I want to make the most of it.
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.
I still think there are some pitches in this pitching arm, so I will continue playing with USA Softball, but knowing that this could be the last time a softball player stands on the Olympic podium and has the opportunity of experiencing this - it was emotional.
There's nothing better than working up a good sweat.
It is incredible how far women have come and women in sports have come.
I mean, I love winning, but losing is a much more intense feeling.
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.
I just feel like it gets harder and harder every year with Ace getting older and time away from my husband and even family events such as birthdays and friends' weddings and things that I've always just missed out on because of softball.
When I lose, I take it very personally.
It's all about balance and, I think, being in the moment.
This whole career has been way more than I ever even imagined or dreamed.
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?'
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