It is not heroin or cocaine that makes one an addict, it is the need to escape from a harsh reality. There are more television addicts, more baseball and football addicts, more movie addicts, and certainly more alcohol addicts in this country than there are narcotics addicts.
Why are baseball managers the only coaches who dress up like the players?
It's a weird scene. You win a few baseball games and all of a sudden you're surrounded by reporters and TV men with cameras asking you about Vietnam and race relations.
Baseball hasn't been the national pastime for many years now - no sport is.
The national pastime, like it or not, is watching television.
People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball.
I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.
Being with a woman all night never hurt no professional baseball player.
It's staying up all night looking for a woman that does him in.
Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
Watching baseball under the lights is like observing dogs indoors, at a pedigree show. In both instances, the environment is too controlled to suit the species.
If you put a baseball and other toys in front of a baby, he'll pick up a baseball in preference to the others.
Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he's losing; nobody wants you to quit when you're ahead.
Baseball is like church. Many attend few understand.
Tell me the truth - do you think I've lost my Southern accent? I feel it comes back to me only when I'm shouting at fights or at baseball games.
I took my wife to a baseball game. I kissed her on the strikes, and she kissed me on the balls.
You're probably not a member of a major league baseball team, your errors, unless they are truly spectacular, don't show up in the morning paper.
Imagine a baseball thrown thru the air.
A high speed camera takes pictures of it showing very great detail -- names, laces, etc. Someone shows you a picture -- can you tell what direction it is travelling? or even if it is moving? NO. You would have to know where it was thrown FROM to know what direction it is going. In times of high change, it's good to know a little bit about the PAST to understand the present freeze frame of the NOW and project to some degree of accuracy where we are GOING (The Future).
Studio executives are intelligent, brutally overworked men and women who share one thing in common with baseball managers: they wake up every morning of the world with the knowledge that sooner or later they're going to get fired.
It is a mass language only in the same sense that its baseball slang is born of baseball players. That is, it is a language which is being molded by writers to do delicate things and yet be within the grasp of superficially educated people. It is not a natural growth, much as its proletarian writers would like to think so. But compared with it at its best, English has reached the Alexandrian stage of formalism and decay.
A beggar had been sitting by the side of the road for over thirty years.
One day a stranger walked by.Spare some change? mumbled the beggar, mechanically holding out his baseball cap.I have nothing to give you, said the stranger. Then he added, What's that you are sitting on?Nothing, replied the beggar, Just an old box. I have been sitting on it for as long as I can remember.Ever look inside? asked the stranger.What's the point? There's nothing in there.Have a look inside, insisted the stranger.The beggar managed to pry open the lid. With astonishment, disbelief, and elation, he saw the box was filled with gold.
A well-run restaurant is like a winning baseball team.
It makes the most of every crew member's talent and takes advantage of every split-second opportunity to speed up service.
Baseball is a game of race, creed, and color.
The race is to first base. The creed is the rules of the game. The color? Well, the home team wears white uniforms, and the visiting team wears gray.
The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying, 'Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses.' She's got a baseball bat and yelling, 'You want a piece of me?'
Do we need to have 280 brands of breakfast cereal? No, probably not.
But we have them for a reason - because some people like them. It's the same with baseball statistics.
I do have a family, and obviously I spend as much time as I can with them.
Though even when I'm with my family, my mind tends to drift toward baseball.
It's no secret what's going on in baseball. At least half the players are using steroids.
I keep telling myself, don't get cocky.
Give your services to the press and the media, be nice to the kids, throw a baseball into the stands once in a while.
Baseball is what we were, and football is what we have become.
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 perception is that baseball's players' union is protecting players to use steroids and other illegal performance-enhancing drugs.
I had a great time with baseball growing up. I was lucky to grow up with it and to learn.
It's very disappointing... Anything that harms the integrity of the game is terrible. We always thought we were immune to drugs in baseball, but we know that's not true anymore.
When I was real young I wanted to play baseball.
I really loved playing center field, but that was never anything I was really ever that good at. I played up until I was in ninth grade.
You know that everyone thinks that in order to do South Park we must be wild, crazy, rock and roll stars. But the truth is we're just wholesome middle-American guys. We enjoy soda pop, baseball and beating up old people just as much as anybody.
Individual statistics, plate time and everything tend to come, but the most enjoyment I get out of baseball is actually winning.
They say baseball is a slow game. It sure doesn't seem that way when you're in the dugout. You think you have it figured out, but things come up quick.
Baseball is a red-blooded sport for red-blooded men.
It's no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out.