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.
Humanity is the keystone that holds nations and men together. When that collapses, the whole structure crumbles. This is as true of baseball teams as any other pursuit in life.
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
Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer
Baseball was made for kids, and grown-ups only screw it up
Baseball is the only major sport that appears backwards in a mirror
Baseball is a game where a curve is an optical illusion, a screwball can be a pitch or a person, stealing is legal and you can spit anywhere you like except in the umpire's eye or on the ball.
Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things
A critic once characterized baseball as six minutes of action crammed into two-and-one-half hours
Baseball is a game dominated by vital ghosts; it's a fraternity, like no other we have of the active and the no longer so, the living and the dead.
Baseball is a harbor, a seclusion from failure that really matters, a playful utopia in which virtuosity can be savored to the third decimal place of a batting average
Though I like the various forms of football in the world, I don't think they begin to compare with these two great Anglo-Saxon ball games for sophisticated elegance and symbolism. Baseball and cricket are beautiful and highly stylized medieval war substitutes, chess made flesh, a mixture of proud chivalry and base - in both senses - greed. With football we are back to the monotonous clashing armor of the brontosaurus.
It is well to remember that a Martian observing his first baseball game would be quite correct in concluding that the last two words of the National Anthem are: PLAY BALL
I believe in the Church of Baseball. I tried all the major religions and most of the minor ones. I've worshipped Buddha, Allah, Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, trees, mushrooms and Isadora Duncan. I know things. For instance, there are 108 beads in a Catholic rosary and there are 108 stitches in a baseball. When I learned that, I gave Jesus a chance
Being with a woman all night never hurt no professional baseball player. It's staying up all night looking for a woman that does him in
Baseball is an island of activity amidst a sea of statistics
Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns. ~
Baseball is a ballet without music. Drama without words
Baseball statistics are like a girl in a bikini. They show a lot, but not everything
A mystique of history and heritage surrounds the New York Yankees. It's like the old days revived. We're loved and hated, but always in larger doses than any other team. We're the only team in any sport whose name and uniform and insignia are synonymous with their entire sport all over the world.... the Yankees mean baseball to more people than all the other teams combined
Baseball is too much of a sport to be called a business, and too much of a business to be called a sport
Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical
The trouble with baseball is that it is not played the year round
Baseball is dull only to dull minds
I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game