They don't think it be like it is, but it do.— Oscar Gamble
Memorable American Baseball quotations
Listen to yourself, not the noise of the world. Only you know what is right for you.
More than any other American sport, baseball creates the magnetic, addictive illusion that it can almost be understood.
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.
Life is a daily cleansing. Negativity must be washed away, if you wish to attract positive experiences to your life.
I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
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.
Hating the Yankees is as American as pizza pie, unwed mothers, and cheating on your income tax.
Do not worry about the past or the future.
This moment needs your attention, for this is where your life exists.
Sometimes we have to lose our way to find out what we really want, for we often ignore our needs until we are lost.
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.
Baseball has long been a national pastime that many Americans have cherished.
Your life is a product of your thoughts, what you think about all day becomes the basis of your life.
If you don't think baseball is a big deal, don't do it. But if you do, do it right.
I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
I love baseball. And American Football, too. But not rugby.
I don't like American football. I think it's boring and ridiculous and predictable. But baseball is very beautiful. It's played on a diamond.
I never smile when I have a bat in my hands. That's when you've got to be serious.
You are inferior to no one. others may treat you that way, but that is their problem. You are above all of this.
Benny Goodman's band was integrated before baseball.
Even before it was physically integrated, music was integrated. Everyone listened to Armstrong and Ellington. The 20s was called the Jazz Age. It's part of being American.
Baseball is the exponent of American Courage, Confidence, Combativeness, American Dash, Discipline, Determination, American Energy, Eagerness, Enthusiasm, American Pluck, Persistency, Performance, American Spirit, Sagacity, Success, American Vim, Vigor, Virility.
Understand that you own nothing. Everything that surrounds you is temporary. Only the love in your heart will last forever.
Major League Baseball is a national institution and we take our responsibilities seriously when it comes to how the game affects the lives of American youth.
The sentimentality of baseball is very deeply rooted in the American baseball fan. It is the one sport that is transmitted from fathers to sons.
I feel sometimes an American artist must feel, like a baseball player or something - a member of a team writing American history.
Every day I went to the ballpark in Yankee Stadium as well as on the road people were on my back. The last six years in the American League were mental hell for me. I was drained of all my desire to play baseball.
I like contemporary American literature and I like biographies and I like jazz and I like baseball and I like writers who write about the human condition and sci-fi is just something that I happened into.
What I'd really like to give a try is cricket, because I grew up playing American baseball.
It's time to cut off visas for foreign baseball players and return our national pastime to Americans.
Baseball in Canada is like soccer in the U.
S. It is growing, and some people are starting to gain interest. The way that there are Americans playing high-level soccer, there are Canadians breaking into the Major Leagues.
And of course in America you've got American football and baseball and all those other ball games, soccer has become a little niche that the women have kind of filled.
Find something good within your life and give every ounce of positivity you have towards it, then watch how your life changes.
We are inclined to think that if we watch a football game or a baseball game, we have taken part in it.
I had the pleasure, as Robin said, to live a childhood dream as many young Americans and Puerto Rican children live that play youth baseball. And I feel honored and very thankful for that opportunity.
Baseball is the greatest of American games.
Some say football, but it is my firm belief, and it shall always be, that baseball has no superior.