quote by Tommy Lasorda

I walk into the clubhouse today and it's like walking into the Mayo Clinic. We have four doctors, three therapists and five trainers. Back when I broke in, we had one trainer who carried a bottle of rubbing alcohol, and by the 7th inning he'd already drunk it.

— Tommy Lasorda

Most Powerful Innings quotations

It's never over. You don't want to be in the position to be down four runs in the ninth inning, but it's not over until the last out.

We ought to take good care of everybody we have on the planet, but we ought to regulate the rate at which people join us. The old saying is, "It's the top of the ninth inning, and humanity has been hitting nature hard, but you've always got to remember that nature bats last."

I imagine myself as the broadcaster for a Cubs-White Sox World Series, a Series that would last seven games, with the final game going extra innings before being suspended because of darkness at Wrigley Field.

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

READ! Books can be as delicious as hot-fudge sundaes, as funny as clowns, as exciting as a baseball game that's tied in the 9th inning, and as beautiful as the best sunset you ever saw.

In my long innings, I have seen many sunrises and many sunsets; many good and bad times.

Every cricketer knows that in the early stages of a batsman's innings i.

e. before he gets his eye in - luck plays an important part.

Sports teaches you there is always a second innings in life.

If you fail today, theres a second innings maybe two days later. Maybe theres another opportunity coming up three or six months later. If you look at mistake as learnings and commit never to make a same mistake again, then you actually get better with every mistake that you make.

If you are used to going five innings and then go six or seven, you won't have your good stuff. They need to start that from the minor leagues and give pitchers strong arms.

So much happened (in 1968) it was hard to keep up with everything.

We had Denny McLain's thirty-one victories, Gates Brown's great pinch-hitting in the clutch, Tom Matchick's home run to beat Baltimore in the ninth inning, then Daryl Patterson striking out the side to beat them in the ninth. Excitement every day in the ballpark.

Square cuts which ordinarily would have flashed to the boundary earned only two, and I believe that those two innings would have been worth 150 apiece in a county match.

Memorial Day orators will say that a G.

I.'s life is priceless. Don't believe it. I know what value the U.S. government assigns to a soldier's life: I've been handed the check. It's roughly what the Yankees will pay Roger Clemens per inning once he starts pitching next month.

Another club can be beating you for six innings but for some reason the good ball clubs get tough and win them in the last three.

An innings of neurotic violence, of eccentric watchfulness, of brainless impetuosity and incontinent savagery - it was an extraordinary innings, a masterpiece and it secured the Ashes for England [on Pietersen's Ashes winning innings, 2005

Coming into a game in the eighth or ninth inning is like parachuting behind enemy lines. And sometimes the chute doesn't open. You have to live with that. It's an occupational hazard.

During the 1920s New York Yankee owner Jacob Ruppert once described his perfect afternoon at Yankee Stadium. 'It's when the Yankees score eight runs in the first inning,' Ruppert said, 'and then slowly pull away.'

One colossal advantage of being in extra innings is that you can tell it like it is, say what you think, and largely eschew political caution.

If the World Series runs until election day, the networks will run the first one-half inning and project the winner.

This is a game to be savored, not gulped.

There's time to discuss everything between pitches or between innings.

To be able to play baseball for those nine innings in front of a major league crowd is a special privilege.

Our team goal is pretty simple ... basically prepare ourselves to play for nine innings every day, every series, and against every opponent. For me individually, it's more of just trying to play my role the best I can every day.

I'm me on the mound. I like to show my emotion, be real aggressive and give everything I've got for one half inning. I don't have to act. What you see on the mound is what I am in real life.

The ballgame is over...in this inning.

In my opinion, the best setup guys now have a tougher job than the closers.

They pitch more innings, inherit more runners.

I would love to say that I have an eighth-inning guy, a seventh-inning guy, a left-handed guy, a long guy.

Life's like a ball game. You gotta take a swing at whatever comes along before you wake up and find out it's the ninth inning.

When they come here, what we are looking for them to do is step up to the plate, take responsibility and get the big innings, the centuries - or take a lead with the ball.

I think I rushed and I needed more time with my comeback.

I needed more time to get my legs stronger to be able to handle the workload. You can only train for that by pitching innings. You can't simulate pitching off a mound in a game inside a weight room.

I felt good in the bullpen and even when we came out in the first inning I felt fairly good.

For the parents of a Little Leaguer, a baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown into innings.

Is it in the best interest of baseball to sell beer in the ninth inning? Probably not. The rule has got to be more clearly defined. And then some process should be set up where the judge is not also the appeals judge.

I started playing well and felt comfortable.

That season a set a Jamestown record of consecutive innings pitched with out a walk. (40 2\3 innings, i think) and was named Jamestown Pitcher of the Year.

I had good innings, as the British say.

I wrote for 38 years at the top of my form, and I wanted to quit on a high note.

I like to go see a ball game. I'll have seven, eight, nine - 10 beers, and the second inning will roll around, and I gotta go.