Baseball Quotes Quotes

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

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

Daley

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

Steve Busby

The strongest thing that baseball has going for it today are its yesterdays.

Lawrence Ritter

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

Saul Steinberg

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

Earl Weaver

Baseball is the only place in life where a sacrifice is really appreciated

Unknown

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.

Bill Veeck

Say this much for big league baseball - it is beyond question the greatest conversation piece ever invented in America

Bruce Catton
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