Ryan Dempster
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"Ryan Scott Dempster" is a Canada/Canadian former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Florida Marlins, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers (baseball)/Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox. Dempster batted and threw right-handed. He was both a starter and a reliever in his career.

On April 22, 2014, Dempster was hired by MLB Network as a studio color analyst.

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I think absolutely we put too much pressure on ourselves (earlier). We'd be four games back and try to make up three games in one.

It became one of those things out of necessity that I wanted to give it a shot and thought I could do a good job of it, ... I went down there and committed myself to doing it. I haven't really thought about starting because of it. I just went down there and said, 'This is what I'm going to try to do and do the best I can with it.'

When you draw up a relay play, that's the way to draw it up.

When I went down there, I thought that would be kind of a cool number to get to, but I didn't know how attainable it would be, given the period of time. It's fun, and hopefully I can tack a few more on here.

It's funny, ... When it comes to the Cubs, it seems like he has the worst luck in the world. Fortunately for us, it meant a win. Unfortunately for him, it was another bad episode for or against the Cubs.

My wife (Jenny) gets mad at me sometimes because I'm always cracking jokes, ... Sometimes I don't take things too seriously. But laughter is the best medicine. If you're laughing, life is better.

It'd be nice if we could get to .500 and go from there.

I try to take pride in leaving stuff behind. The next day I come to the field and yesterday's over with and today's what it's all about, and it's not about tomorrow. It's just about your task at hand. I think that helps in that kind of role. You've got to be able to forget the bad stuff.

After starting the season in the rotation, and to go down there in May and have 30 saves, it's neat.