R.A. Dickey, who gave up five earned runs on ten hits in six innings and Dickey's bracelet removal:
"The rule is, as they explained it, you're not suppose to have anything on your wrist. They must be newly enforcing it. Twenty-three starts he hasn't had to take it off yet. So tonight it was an issue. We've seen other guys pitch with stuff so we'll make sure everybody else has stuff off too...As you guys know these guys do things. They get into patterns, they wear the same shirts, they wear the same pants, they wear the same socks, they wear the same shoes. There are some other things that go along with their routine. We just want to know what the big deal was...I think it bothered him, yes. He still has to pitch through it and he knows that."
The offense being so reliant on David Wright in the first half:
"I would answer that by saying I didn't think they were. We haven't done much lately and maybe it's time for some breaks for some guys." [/sny-box]