Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way baseball is
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.
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.
Don't tell me about the world. Not today. It's springtime and they're knocking baseball around fields where the grass is damp and green in the morning and the kids are trying to hit the curve ball
Baseball is very big with my people. It figures. It's the only way we can get to shake a bat at a white man without starting a riot
The great thing about baseball is that there's a crisis every day.
I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it
Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets
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 damn plate and give the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all
Baseball is a simple game. If you have good players and if you keep them in the right frame of mind then the manager is a success
Every player should be accorded the privilege of at least one season with the Chicago Cubs. That's baseball as it should be played - in God's own sunshine. And that's really living.
Life is like a baseball game. When you think a fastball is coming, You gotta be ready to hit the curve
When you step into the batter's box, have nothing on your mind except baseball
I think a baseball field must be the most beautiful thing in the world. It's so honest and precise. And we play on it. Every star gets humbled. Every mediocre player has a great moment
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 see, you spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time
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
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