Game Quotes

Baseball gives every American boy a chance to excel, not just to be as good as someone else but to be better than someone else. This is the nature of man and the name of the game

Ted Williams

England and America should scrap cricket and baseball and come up with a new game that they both can play. Like baseball

Robert Benchley

Spread the diaper in the position of the diamond with you at bat. Then fold second base down to home and set the baby on the pitcher's mound. Put first base and third together, bring up home plate and pin the three together. Of course, in case of rain, you gotta call the game and start all over again.

Jimmy Piersal

The greatest feeling in the world is to win a major league game. The second-greatest feeling is to lose a major league game

Chuck Tanner

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

One of the chief duties of the fan is to engage in arguments with the man behind him. This department of the game has been allowed to run down fearfully

Robert Benchley

Like those special afternoons in summer when you go to Yankee Stadium at two o'clock in the afternoon for an eight o'clock game. It's so big, so empty and so silent that you can almost hear the sounds that aren't there

Ray Miller

This is a game to be savored, not gulped. There's time to discuss everything between pitches or between innings

Bill Veeck

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

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

The game of life is like the game of boomerangs, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy

Florence Scovel Shinn

It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone

A. Bartlett Giamatti,

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.

Jim Murray

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

Humphrey Bogart

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

Art Hill

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

Walt Whitman

What is both surprising and delightful is that spectators are allowed, and even expected, to join in the vocal part of the game.... There is no reason why the field should not try to put the batsman off his stroke at the critical moment by neatly timed disparagements of his wife's fidelity and his mother's respectability

George Bernard Shaw

A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings

Earl Wilson

Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Soccer is a man's game, not an outing for mamby-pambies.

Jack Charlton

Soccer is a game in which everyone does a lot of running around. Twenty-one guys stand around and one guy does a tap dance with the ball.

Jim Murray

I think football would become an even better game if someone could invent a ball that kicks back.

Eric Morecambe

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