Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.— Yogi Berra
Thrilling Little League Baseball quotations
There's nothing wrong with the Little League World Series that locking out the adults couldn't cure.
A good base stealer should make the whole infield jumpy.
Whether you steal or not, you're changing the rhythm of the game. If the pitcher is concerned about you, he isn't concentrating enough on the batter.
Baseball is a fun game. It beats working for a living.
It's hard to get lost if you don't know where you're going.
A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings.
A good professional athlete must have the love of a little boy.
And the good players feel the kind of love for the game that they did when they were Little Leaguers.
When they start the game, they don't yell, "Work ball." They say, "Play ball."
Kids should practice autographing baseballs.
This is a skill that's often overlooked in Little League.
A man has to have goals - for a day, for a lifetime.
When I was growing up, there weren't any Little Leagues in the city.
Parents worked all the time. They didn't have time to take their kids out to play baseball and football.
I keep trying to tell people that Los Angeles is already the largest Indian city in the U.S., that there are Toltecs playing Little League baseball in Pasadena, Mayans making beds at the Marriott in Westwood, and Chichimecs driving buses in L.A. Los Angeles is a majority-Indian city.
I don't know what drives me to succeed.
I know I want to always do the best I can.I guess I was maybe in little league baseball as far as I wanted to be good at that. But school, I certainly wasn't the best at that.
Night baseball isn't an aberration. What's an aberration is a team that hasn't won a World Series since 1908. They tend to think of themselves as a little Williamsburg, a cute little replica of a major league franchise. Give me the Oakland A's, thank you very much. People who do it right.
As a youngster, I played in Little League, Pony League, and all sorts of amateur baseball programs growing up.
In my time, we had little league and junior league or whatever - before that, there's the sandlot. Kids played baseball wherever you can make a space. We played tackle-football on the street. Now we play basketball in the studio. We have a hoop. But we also have a pitching machine.
The interesting thing is that it seems like George W.
Bush would have been happy being the president of anything. He could have been president of Major League Baseball. Less people killed. It wouldn't have affected the world on a planetary level. Sure, there would have been little things. There would have been scandals and kind of numbskull things here and there .
I guess I was maybe in little league baseball as far as I wanted to be good at that. But school, I certainly wasn't the best at that. But comedy thing and making movies and stuff, I love it so much that I do get driven to push myself as hard as I can.
I played no sports well. Because I was a boy in the United States Of America, I was forced into Little League and played horrible Little League baseball, and played football and basketball in school situations where I was forced to.
Most of what I learned about baseball came from great coaches, beginning with my father, then Bob [Buchelle], when I`d made it into the seated row of Little League in [Dorchester], then Dan Burke, [John Balfe], the great Henry Lane.
I'm the youngest of five kids, and I wanted attention.
And in Santa Barbara, there was lots of theater going on, so for that area, it was a little bit like playing Little League baseball. There were dance classes, theater classes, and I just loved it.
My parents didn't know what to do with me.
They got me into Little League Baseball, I played out in right field, cause I stunk.
My life was typical. I played a little Little League baseball. I never wanted for food. I always had shoes. I had a room. There were no great tragedies. There were the typical ups and downs but I wouldn' t say it was at all sad. We were Jewish and living in the suburbs so there was a slightly neurotic bent to it, but I can't point to anything where a boy overcame a tragedy to become a comedian. As my grandmother used to say, 'I can't complain.
I was playing little league baseball when Bruce Jenner was winning the gold but I don't think I was really paying attention at that time.
We have an obligation to spread amateur baseball both at home and abroad.
Building up the game at all levels - Little League, Babe Ruth Leagues, the colleges - is in our own self-interest. That's where the pool of talent is - and also of fans.
Everything with me is normal except when I pitch (in Fenway Park).
When I pitch here it's a little different. There is a little more anxiety to go along with the nostalgia because this is the park I grew up with as a kid. This is the park I dreamed of playing Major League Baseball in and no other ballpark has that feeling for me. There are a lot more family and friends here than in my normal starts and I want to pitch well here.
I grew up with baseball; I played in Little League and went to games with my dad. But I, as I grew up, became more of a basketball fanatic than a baseball one.
It's a Little Leaguers game that major leaguers play extraordinarily well, a game that excites us throughout adulthood. The crack of the bat and the scent of the horsehide on leather bring back our own memories that have been washed away with the sweat and tears of summers long gone...even as the setting sun pushes the shadows past home plate.
Those eyes, they've got a history with mine.
They were the first things I saw when I came to, after being hit in the skull with a baseball thrown by Patrick at Little League. They were the fortification I needed at sixteen to ride the chairlift at Sugarloaf, although I am terrified of heights. For almost my whole life, they've told me I'm doing all right, during moments when it was not in my own power to answer.
My real-life athletic career was not very much. I played Little League baseball.