Ben Zobrist, American Athlete ( May 26, 1981 - )

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Each new day has a different shape to it. You just roll with it.~Ben Zobrist

Day New Day You

There are different angles you have to work with as a hitter. Figuring out with my body what helps me get into those angles... is a constant discovery.~Ben Zobrist

Work Me Body

When you get moved around, it can be jarring, but it helps to fine-tune your focus in the middle of the season, when other guys are getting a little lackadaisical.~Ben Zobrist

Focus You Guys

I had a chance to choose a couple different places and, well, I grew up - I was a small-town kid from Illinois, so No. 1, just trying to win a championship for my home state.~Ben Zobrist

Home Chance Win

It really comes down to God opening the doors for me, and I'm trying to walk through them doing the best I can.~Ben Zobrist

Best God Walk

I didn't realize the ceiling that I had, and I don't think a lot of players understand what they're capable of. Some of them dream of what they're capable of, but you don't really understand until you get in the moment and you give it everything you got and see in the end where you can end up.~Ben Zobrist

End Moment Dream

You just want the highs to start once the playoffs start.~Ben Zobrist

Start Want You

The best things happen when you're not overthinking it.~Ben Zobrist

Best You Things Happen

Outfield to infield is the most jarring because in the outfield, you have much more time to throw.~Ben Zobrist

Time You Most

The more I spend at one position, the more I can dive into those details.~Ben Zobrist

Details I Can Dive

It's important to set a tone and get some momentum.~Ben Zobrist

Important Momentum Tone

At the end of the day, you can't control the results; you can only control your effort level and your focus.~Ben Zobrist

Day End Focus

I have family and friends who are strong Cardinal fans, and they are having a tough time since I signed. They want to root for me, but rooting for the Cubs is next to a sin.~Ben Zobrist

Family Time Strong

As I get older, I just need to continue to make sure I'm staying in peak shape and taking care of my body the best I can.~Ben Zobrist

Best Care Body

If you're free of mechanical thoughts and free of knowing that your body and bat are going to be in the right position at the right time, you can freely focus on the ball. It's a great feeling.~Ben Zobrist

Time Great Focus

Like anybody else that goes and does their job, there's a way to do your job with excellence.~Ben Zobrist

Excellence Job Way

You want to represent Christ well with doing you job, first and foremost, because that's what you're there to do.~Ben Zobrist

Job Doing Want

We are perfect. According to God, we are perfect, yet we know that we are sinners. We believe in the fact that we are both saints and sinners at the same time as we live in this world.~Ben Zobrist

Time God World

I hit my knees and I went to him with that and I said God I want to do what you want. I don't want sports to be an idol in my life.~Ben Zobrist

Life Sports God

The most important thing is that we're impacting people for the Kingdom of Jesus Christ... that's why we're here.~Ben Zobrist

People Important Jesus

One of my best friends, James Miller, managed to find the only Cubs hat that is all red.~Ben Zobrist

Best Friends Red

We've got to win a championship and bring a World Series trophy back to Chicago.~Ben Zobrist

World Win Chicago

You just have to keep grinding.~Ben Zobrist

You Keep Just

Half the time, I have trouble following our own pitcher's sequence.~Ben Zobrist

Time Trouble Own

It was like a heavyweight fight, man. Just blow for blow, everybody playing their heart out. The Indians never gave up either, and I can't believe we're finally standing, after 108 years, finally able to hoist the trophy.~Ben Zobrist

Heart Man Fight

I never even thought about playing professionally. I didn't think that was a possibility for a little kid from Illinois.~Ben Zobrist

Think Thought Possibility