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Postby teddy ballgame » Thu Aug 03, 2006 9:35 pm

BritSox wrote:
Teddy Ballgame wrote:Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer."

Thanks, I thought it was one of my better posts as well. :-D
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Postby hwiggen » Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:15 pm

"In this game one word sums it up: youneverknow."
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Postby Pablo975 » Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:23 pm

Pretty much anything Earl Weaver ever said.

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Lasorda gets second place IMHO. His opinion of Dave Kingman's performance is priceless.
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Postby Iconoclastic » Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:59 pm

flowbee wrote:Football has hitting, clipping, spearing, piling on, personal fouls, late hitting and unnecessary roughness.

Baseball has the sacrifice.

I love that one
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Postby lsommerer » Fri Aug 04, 2006 12:55 am

I'm miss-quoting this, and I may not be right about who said it, so help me out if you remember it better.
We are a nation made up primarily of failed baseball players. -- George Will
I think this is by George Will, but I mostly think that because I've been reading a lot of his stuff lately.
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Postby ukrneal » Fri Aug 04, 2006 2:50 am

Satchel Paige has some of my favorite quotes:

Age is mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

Don't look back: Something may be gaining on you.

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?

Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits.

Just take the ball and throw it where you want to. Throw strikes. Home plate don't move.

If you tell a lie, always rehearse it. If it don't sound good to you, it won't sound good to anybody.

"I ain't ever had a job, I just always played baseball."

"I don't generally like running. I believe in training by rising gently up and down from the bench."

"I never rush myself. See, they can't start the game without me."

"I use my single windup, my double windup, my triple windup, my hesitation windup, my no windup. I also use my step-n-pitch-it, my submariner, my sidearmer and my bat dodger. Man's got to do what he's got to do."

"If a man can beat you, walk him."
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Postby ThatDude » Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:31 am

Not really a quote, but a classic just the same.

In 1991, Andre Dawson was fined $1000 for arguing a strike call by Joe West. On the memo line of the check, Dawson wrote "Donation for the blind"

I can't really paste the full contents here, but Lee Elia's "speech" to the media is quite entertaining as well.
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Postby jondunc » Fri Aug 04, 2006 8:25 am

I have three:

"Baseball is like church. Many attend, but few understand." - Wes Westrum

"I have a good feeling about this club. But that could be gas." - Mike Hargrove after the 1998 Indians advanced to the ALCS

"They should move first base back one step to eliminate all those close plays" - John Lowenstein
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Postby quitesanemax » Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:11 am

Nolan Ryan wrote:It helps if the hitter thinks you're a little crazy.

Babe Ruth (on being paid more than President Hoover) wrote: I had a better year than he did.

Bob Uecker wrote: Anyone with talent can play in the Major Leagues; for someone like me to stay around as long as I did, I think that's a much greater achievement.

Warren Brown, in the 1945 Tigers-Cubs series wrote: I don't think either team is capable of winning.

Albert Einstein wrote: You teach me baseball and I'll teach you relativity.

And my favorite...

Casey Stengel, to Throneberry wrote: We was going to get you a birthday cake, but we figured you'd drop it.
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Postby BritSox » Fri Aug 04, 2006 2:34 pm

Does anyone have the full Jerry Seinfeld 'rooting for Laundry' quote?
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