Consider these quotes from Roy Halladay who, last year, threw two of baseball's best games.
After the perfect game in May:
"I don't know what to say. Early in my bullpen I was hitting spots more than I have been. I felt like I just carried that out there."
And after the no-hitter in the Playoffs:
"It's surreal, it really is. I just wanted to pitch here, to pitch in the postseason. To go out and have a game like that, it's a dream come true."
You'd maybe expect the same from Justin Verlander after he tossed his second career no-hitter, right?
"I feel like I'm coming into myself," the Detroit Tigers ace said following Saturday's game. "There is no secret where I want to be when I finish...I want to separate myself."
And when asked how many no-hitters he'd like to throw in his career?
"Seven," he quickly answered.
One can only hope that Verlander was responding with a smile on his face because, if not, it is one of those things that blurs the line between confidence and cocky.