"It was one of the best Fourths I've ever had, just being with the kids and a tourist in bathing suit and flip-flops. I mentioned that the other day and [his wife] Karla says, 'Well, you know what you have to do to recreate that.' And I said, 'I'm good. I'll hold off on that for a while.'"
-- Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, reflecting on July 4, 2009, spent out of uniform and on the beach after he'd been dismissed as Colorado manager.