“I feel like diversity is something I speak to,” Williams said in an interview with The Associated Press. “Change is always happening; change is always building. What is important to me is to be at the forefront of the change and to make it easier for the next person that comes behind me.”
“The full story lies in his loving, fun, positive and giving heart,” said New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis, who worked for the Seahawks during Kennedy’s playing career. “In my many years working in the NFL, no one better exemplified what it meant to be a great player on the field, and yet that paled in comparison to what Cortez meant to the people who knew him off the field.”
“You can’t change what happens in the past,” said Anderson, who has credited work with a sports psychologist early in his career for helping him manage the mental side of the game. “From that moment on you have to look forward and get ready for the next one.”
“The kid is special,” James said. “I was happy to sit back and watch him. He was born for these moments.”
“It’s all those guys who hit in front of me,” Blackmon said. “Our lineup is deep. There are no easy outs.”
A look at what’s happening all around the majors today:
“In the back of your head, you’ve been thinking about the Finals and then when the buzzer goes off, it’s an amazing feeling,” Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne said.
“The idea that grown men would pick up a bat and ball and put on costumes was suspicious,” said John Thorn, the official historian of Major League Baseball. Not to mention the “residue and foul odor of drunkenness” thought to permeate the game.