"I would first tell them to 'Pray to God,'" he said. "That is what I do first. The second thing is do my best. I think he is one of the best pitchers in Japan, but if you ask me if he was the best pitcher I have ever faced, that is a tough question. But he is one of the best pitchers I have ever faced."
- Seattle Mariners' catcher Kenji Johjima, on how to face the almighty Dice-K