People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring
The great trouble with baseball today is that most of the players are in the game for the money and that's it, not for the love of it, the excitement of it, the thrill of it.
Defense to me is the key to playing baseball.
If you could equate the amount of time and effort put in mentally and physically into succeeding on the baseball field and measured it by the dirt on your uniform, mine would have been black.
You gotta be a man to play baseball for a living, but you gotta have a lot of little boy in you, too
There are three things in my life which I really love: God, my family, and baseball. The only problem - once baseball season starts, I change the order around a bit
A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings
I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game. It will take our people out-of-doors, fill them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism. Tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set. Repair these losses, and be a blessing to us
With those who don't give a damn about baseball, I can only sympathize. I do not resent them. I am even willing to concede that many of them are physically clean, good to their mothers and in favor of world peace. But while the game is on, I can't think of anything to say to them
That's baseball, and it's my game. Y' know, you take your worries to the game, and you leave 'em there. You yell like crazy for your guys. It's good for your lungs, gives you a lift, and nobody calls the cops. Pretty girls, lots of 'em
Baseball is the only sport I know that when you're on offense, the other team controls the ball
Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?
Say this much for big league baseball - it is beyond question the greatest conversation piece ever invented in America
Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off.
Baseball is the only place in life where a sacrifice is really appreciated
You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the goddamn plate and give the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all
It's no coincidence that female interest in the sport of baseball has increased greatly since the ballplayers swapped those wonderful old-time baggy flannel uniforms for leotards.
Baseball is an allegorical play about America, a poetic, complex, and subtle play of courage, fear, good luck, mistakes, patience about fate, and sober self-esteem
The strongest thing that baseball has going for it today are its yesterdays.
Baseball, to me, is still the national pastime because it is a summer game. I feel that almost all Americans are summer people, that summer is what they think of when they think of their childhood. I think it stirs up an incredible emotion within people
A baseball fan has the digestive apparatus of a billy goat. He can, and does, devour any set of diamond statistics with insatiable appetite and then nuzzles hungrily for more
A baseball park is the one place where a man's wife doesn't mind his getting excited over somebody else's curves
Baseball is not necessarily an obsessive-compulsive disorder, like washing your hands 100 times a day, but it's beginning to seem that way. We're reaching the point where you can be a truly dedicated, state-of-the-art fan or you can have a life. Take your pick
The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love
Baseball fans love numbers. They love to swirl them around their mouths like Bordeaux wine