It’s going to be great. I’m going to celebrate after the game. I’m considering...– Greinke to become first pitcher since 1917 to make three consecutive starts
I mean, yeah, it was exciting. I wasn’t like any more getting ready for the game...– re: his return to Kauffman Stadium as a Brewer
You’re comfortable at home. You wake up in your bed. You don’t have to go...– Zack Greinke attempting to explain his dominance at Miller Park. I just…what? What? (via theyseemerollins) … What even?
There’s not a lot of things I like to talk about. But it’s fun for me to make...– via
I really like the city. I don’t really even know the players over there any...– When asked if he’d be open to returning to the Royals after his contract is up next year
Everything’s, like, easier. You don’t have to worry about, ‘We’re losing, so I...– (via)
People have been talking to me more, and I don’t like that. Everyone seems to be...– So, that part hasn’t changed…
It’s been a lot more fun, but the main thing is there’s a lot less negative...– On the difference between pitching in Milwaukee and Kansas City
Because the fans, I don’t know why, but it seemed like they really liked me. As...– a very long-winded answer to why he made his trade request from Kansas City public
There’s more people to ignore in New York or Boston than there are in...– MLB.com
I come to the park and want to get focused on my next start, and random people...– re: why he keeps to himself in the clubhouse (via)
I haven’t seen one who’s annoying yet to me.– re: his new Brewers teammates. That’s good? (via)
Baseball, in my opinion, would be a lot better if you could just make the same...– MLB.com
I guess I kind of did right before the Trade Deadline last year because we were...– re: asking the Royals for a trade (via)
I just upped my dosage some, which is just normal, but with all medicines,...– re: having to adjust his meds last season (via)
Under, but I’m going to hit a bunch of doubles and home runs. That’s...– when asked if he’d hit under or over .250 this season (via)
Yeah, but he probably still won’t be able to beat me.– Re: Gil Meche having more time to work on his golf game in retirement (via)
It was the worst thing that could have happened the whole entire year. There was...– he really hated that SI cover in ‘09 (via)
It hasn’t been as bad as I would have thought, attentionwise. Early in the year,...– on dealing with the extra attention he received in 2009 (via)
No, I meant annoying.– on fans chanting “Cy Young” in his final home start in 2009. When club officials said he meant “distracting,” Greinke clarified things (via)
The packing for spring training was a lot more difficult. So that’s probably the...– re: married life (via)
I … hated … it.– re: the extra attention given to him after being on the Sports Illustrated cover in 2009
Before, when someone would recognize me and say ‘Hi’ or tell me I had a good...– on his new attitude after undergoing counseling (via)
The way I was throwing, it wasn’t me throwing. I couldn’t throw a strike. I...– describing the moment he realized he had to deal with longstanding emotional issues (via)
Mizuno gave me a samurai sword for winning the Cy Young. It’s awesome. … I’m...– Zack Greinke after winning his 2009 AL Cy Young Award. Please, for the love of all that is good, let Greinke win the 2011 NL Cy Young and give him some more quote fuel. Somehow I missed this quote the first time around, but thanks to the good men at the Kansas City Star, some of Greinke’s greatest...
I told my wife it was probably the happiest I’ve been since I got drafted,...– re: trade to Milwaukee / getting out of Kansas City
I think I made that decision to put them on the list too quickly; I didn’t think...– on why he took the Brewers off his no-trade list and accepted a trade to Milwaukee
No, not really. I could be 30-0 and we’d still be losing.– When asked if having a losing record this year bothered him.
Not really. I’ve been playing this World of Warcraft game.– On if he was worrying about winning the Cy Young during the ‘09 offseason.
I probably believed in Santa when I was 12 still, but not completely. I didn’t...
There would usually be one big present a year. The one I can really remember was...– he’s tough to shop for, that Zack Greinke…
My grandma got me like the worst sweater ever, and my parents made me wear it...– Zack Greinke: apparently unaware that he is one of those “really nerdy kids”.
There were no cuss words. I don’t ever say cuss words, so I didn’t...– on what he said to the home plate umpire to get himself ejected from the bench, during a game in 2009.
None. Sorry. It might’ve backtracked me because I was so miserable over...– when asked how much pitching in Puerto Rico for a winter early in his career helped him.
There’s nobody else like him. He throws 93-mph sinkers and cutters, and he...– re: Roy Halladay
I really don’t think that’s the case. I really don’t....– when asked if it’s cool to be responsible for selling out games on the nights he pitches.
The Royals stuck with me. I’m glad they did. I probably tried to get...– on the Royals’ handling of his off-field issues.
Uh, no. I don’t care. Actually, I haven’t thought about it.– when asked if it was “cool” that he made his first All-Star team, in 2009.
I like the guacamole. Now, I don’t really love the guacamole. So I get it when I...– re: what he eats when he goes to Chipotle.
The main point of everything is I spent my whole life trying to be the best...
Their PR department promotes the game like it’s a club and not a baseball...– re: playing in Tampa Bay.
Because none of the White Sox guys like me. So I was hoping that he’d recognize...– re: meeting President Obama at the 2009 All-Star Game. I don’t know.
From the 2009 All-Star Game, when asked which NL...
Zack: Maybe Chipper Jones. Is he here? I'm not even paying attention.
Reporter: No, he's not here.
Zack: He's not even here? Well, he would've been my favorite to face, if he was. Why isn't he, have you heard?
Reporter: Well, the National League third basemen are David Wright and Ryan Zimmerman.
Zack: Is Chipper doing good? Why isn't he here?
Reporter: He's having a good year, just maybe not as good as those other guys.
Zack: He should be here. That doesn't even make any sense. It's like, I'll vote Jeter in for the All-Star game the rest of his career, because you have to. He's Jeter. And I'll vote Chipper Jones in.
I would say it’s pretty good, because usually there’s someone that I...– from 2008, re: the rotation
Restaurant customer: Hey, you’re Zack Greinke, right?
Greinke: *looks at him for a second, points at a short, fat Hispanic man next to him* No. That’s Zack Greinke.
I did the standard walk around a lake. I should have done it at home, told her...– re: how he proposed to Emily
Everybody was mad at me for only throwing fastballs and change-ups. So I threw...
I’d say the average person wouldn’t eat a Chipotle burrito and still do his...
I was like, ‘Crawford? Are you serious?’ But he got a base hit, so it’s...– re: Carl Crawford pinch-hitting for him at the 2009 All-Star Game