"There have been only two geniuses in the world.
Willie Mays and Willie Shakespeare." Tallulah Bankhead
"The two most important things in life are
good friends and a strong bullpen." Bob Lemon
"Fans don't boo nobodies." Reggie Jackson
"I'd walk through Hell in a
gasoline suit to keep playing baseball." Pete Rose
"I ain't ever had a job. I just always played baseball." Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige
"How hard is hitting? You ever walk into a pitch-black room
full of furniture that you've never been in before and try to walk
through it without bumping into anything?
Well, it's harder than that." Ted Kluszewski
"The pitcher is happiest with his arm idle. He prefers to
dawdle in the present, knowing that as soon as he gets on the mound
and starts his windup, he delivers himself to the uncertainty of the
future." George Plimpton
"There are only two places in this league.
First place and no place." Tom Seaver
"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
"When we lost I couldn't sleep at night. When we win I can't
sleep at night. But when you win, you wake up feeling better." Joe Torre
"If people don't want to come to the ballpark, how are you gonna stop
them?" Yogi Berra
"I am throwing twice as hard as I ever did. It's just not
getting there as fast." Lefty Gomez
"And so, finally, he found his way back to baseball. Nothing
like it, really... No other activity in the world had so precise and
comprehensive a history, so specific an epic, and at the same time,
strange as it seemed, so much ultimate mystery." Robert Coover