My thinking right now and thinking about it in the locker room, I’m done playing with the national team…I tried my hardest. It’s been four finals, and I was not able to win. I tried everything possible. It hurts me more than anyone, but it is evident that this is not for me. I want more than anyone to win a title with the national team, but unfortunately, it did not happen.
Argentina’s Lionel Messi announcing his retirement from international play after a heart-breaking penalty-kick loss to Chile in the Copa America Centenario final
You have to just keep on playing better. If you don’t play better it doesn’t matter how much you piss on your territory. They’re still going to take your lion away from you.
David Ortiz summed up the Red Sox situation on WEEI.com on Tuesday night.
It felt like a big one. It felt like a big game for some reason. There was a lot of energy out there, and it was just a lot of fun. We were grinding. The way we won the game was just by persistence.
Red Sox outfielder Chris Young after last night’s 10-inning win in San Francisco