The Covenant of the League of Nations had envisaged sponsoring only the protection of certain categories of men: national minorities and populations of territories controlled by other countries.— Rene Cassin
Most Powerful Minor League quotations
We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean, but the ocean would be less because that missing drop.
Destroying white civilization is the inmost desire of the league of designated victims we call minorities.
How do you want to live your life? How do you want to play the game? Do you want to play in the big leagues or in the little leagues, in the majors or the minors? Are you going to play big or play small? It's your choice.
Most people fail in life because they major in minor things.
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.
Minor league umpires are evaluated in their respective leagues each year and rated numerically. This enables umpires to know where they stand and helps them make prudent career decisions.
Umpires, like players, are expected to show constant improvement each season and at each level. Inconsistent plate work and the inability to handle situations are probably the two biggest problems that minor league umpires face.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the universe. That makes us something very special.
I enjoyed hitting in the Major Leagues more than in the Minor Leagues.
I didn't want to tell anybody it was easier, because I didn't want to sound cocky. But Major League pitchers had better control, and most of them were around the plate.
To convert college sports into professional sports would be tantamount to converting it into minor league sports. And we know that in the U.S., minor league sports aren’t very successful either for fan support or for the fan experience.
I need to be out earning. I can make more in two hours at a card show than I did [as a minor-league manager] all year.
The smallest minority on earth in the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
After 12 years in the minor leagues, I don't try out.
Besides, uh, I don't believe in quantum physics when it comes to matters of the heart.
America overflows with specious "victims" demanding redress for spurious grievances. However, one genuinely oppressed minority is getting overdue relief. Beginning with spring training in Arizona and Florida, Major League Baseball, taking pity on traumatized pitchers, is directing umpires to enforce the strike zone.
Anyone interested in becoming a professional umpire and becoming eligible to work in the minor leagues must attend one of the two umpire schools sanctioned by Major League Baseball.
I had the opportunity to play every day in the minors, and everybody knew me in the minors. In the big leagues, it was a little different. It was up and down and up and down, and I didn't get a chance to show people that I can play every day and I can be a superstar. Now, I can show everybody what they are getting from me.
At the minor-league and major-league level, you know how important your coaching staff is, but in a big market it becomes absolutely huge.
In 1962 I was named Minor League Player of the Year. It was my second season in the bigs.
Athletes who take to the classroom naturally or are encouraged to focus on grades should be able to do well in the classroom. I believe the reason you go to college is to get your degree. It's not a minor league or an audition for the pros.
I am involved in minor league baseball.
I go around the country speaking to troubled youths, trying to help them understand that whatever path they choose, they'll need to really pay attention to it.
This illuminates not only fans' interest in major league teams but also the minors and even Little League.
Major League Baseball has the best idea of all.
Three years before they'll take a kid out of college, then they have a minor league system that they put the kids in. I'm sure that if the NBA followed the same thing, there would be a lot of kids in a minor league system that still were not good enough to play in the major NBA.
Today, Negroes play on every big league club and in every minor league.
With millions of other Negroes in other walks of life, we are willing to stand up and be counted for what we believe in. In baseball or out, we are no longer willing to wait until Judgment Day for equality - we want it here on earth as well as in Heaven.
I'd rather play in the major leagues and have some bad games than play consistently good ball in the minors.
I'd like to help out in any way I can, especially with the younger guys in the minor leagues. But as far as setting something up, we haven't really talked about it.
Have never been a minor league fan.
In the steel-and-glass society that we live in, the value system would be that the lawyer, with the Mercedes and the fine suit and the Ivy League education, was more valued than the minority without the education. But on the island, the rules are changed. It's the person who can make a fire or who can make friends. A kind human soul is valued.
Major league baseball players and owners should meet immediately to enact the standards that apply to the minor leagues, and if they don't, I will have to introduce legislation that says professional sports will have minimum standards for testing. I'll give them until January, and then I'll introduce legislation.
I went to college for a reason, and that was to skip the minor leagues.
I spent a year in the minors and got my at-bats in, and then I felt like I was ready for the big leagues.
I threw a lot more curveballs in college and the minor leagues.
Up here, they're looking for that pitch. A curveball is more recognizable out of the hand than a fastball or changeup. They're taking them or hitting the mistakes I make with them. I don't want it to be so recognizable. I'll have to work with that because that was my pitch.
As a 20th round pick nothing was handed to me in the minor leagues.
I never really worried about stats in the minor leagues.
I was more concerned with getting better and bringing a positive attitude every day.
Whether you're playing in the minor leagues or major-league divisions, wherever you are, it's always nice to be recognized as an All-Star.
I couldn't believe I hit .342. I hit .333 one month in Triple-A. Otherwise, I hit .279 in the minor leagues. I'm proud of myself.
The minor leagues were great. When you first sign, that is your big leagues.
I've been sent down to the minor leagues six or seven times in my career.
You've just got to have that stability. It's huge. It's comforting. And it's reassuring. To be part of something in this world that's constantly changing like baseball, it's awesome to have your hope anchored in something that's so stable.
He [Vince Spadea] was about as down and out as you could see from a Top 20 player. Then to claw his way back through the minor leagues and do it the hard way where he wasn't young, wasn't getting wildcards, wasn't getting any help. I guess he decided he was just going to do it.
I enjoy traveling and playing baseball.
Other than that, the minor leagues are tough. The wear and tear on your body.. and it's tough to stay on a nutrition program because you can only eat what is within walking distance of the hotel and what the clubhouse provides.