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, 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
More than any other American sport, baseball creates the magnetic, addictive illusion that it can almost be understood.
I don't love baseball. I don't love most of today's players. I don't love the owners. I do love, however, the baseball that is in the heads of baseball fans. I love the dreams of glory of 10-year-olds, the reminiscences of 70-year-olds. The greatest baseball arena is in our heads, what we bring to the games, to the telecasts, to reading newspaper reports.
Basketball, hockey and track meets are action heaped upon action, climax upon climax, until the onlooker's responses become deadened. Baseball is for the leisurely afternoons of summer and for the unchanging dreams
Baseball is reassuring. It makes me feel as if the world is not going to blow up
The place was always cold, and I got the feeling that the fans would have enjoyed baseball more if it had been played with a hockey puck
A baseball game is twice as much fun if you're seeing it on the company's time
Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona.
Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he's losing; nobody wants you to quit when you're ahead
Reading about baseball is a lot more interesting than reading about chess, but you have to wonder: Don't any of these guys ever go fishing?
I have observed that baseball is not unlike war, and when you get right down to it, we batters are the heavy artillery
England and America should scrap cricket and baseball and come up with a new game that they both can play. Like baseball
Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good too