It's time to rally the troops, hunker down, have a stiff drink, support our boys and come out slugging. As we venture into the final days of this long regular season campaign, and for the benefit of you Nation members who are on the verge of panic, keep these quotes in mind.
--Andy Dufresne, "The Shawshank Redemption"
"We made no excuses and have none, it’s on us. We’ll find out over the next 9 games who we are and what we’re made of. We played ourselves into this cushion and we’re at the point of using it up. Tip your hat to the Yanks for playing as well as they have too, regardless of how well anyone has done they’ve put themselves into this position by answering the bell when they needed to. I would tell you we’ll do the same. We’ll right the ship starting tomorrow and get after it from there."
--Curt Schilling, "38Pitches," September 20, 2007
"Never, never, never give up."
"To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number 1 is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number 2 is think. You should spend some time in thought. And Number 3 is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special.
Don't give up. Don't ever give up."
--Jim Valvano, March 4, 1993
I hope they helped.