Baseball Quotes

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?

Dave Shiflett

Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he's losing; nobody wants you to quit when you're ahead

Jackie Robinson

Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona.

George F. Will

A baseball game is twice as much fun if you're seeing it on the company's time

William C. Feather

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

Andre Dawson

The great thing about baseball is that there's a crisis every day.

Gabe Paul

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

Dick Gregory

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

Roger Kahn

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.

Stan Isaacs

More than any other American sport, baseball creates the magnetic, addictive illusion that it can almost be understood.

Thomas Boswell

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

Pete Hamill

Baseball fans love numbers. They love to swirl them around their mouths like Bordeaux wine

Pat Conroy

The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love

Bryant Gumbel

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

Thomas Boswell

A baseball park is the one place where a man's wife doesn't mind his getting excited over somebody else's curves

Brendan Francis
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