I Am Clearly Thinking Baseball, Spring Training, & Fantasy Baseball ...
Some fun baseball quotes to help pass the time til Opening Day ...
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. ~Rogers Hornsby
Don't tell me about the world. Not today. It's springtime and they're knocking baseball around fields where the grass is damp and green in the morning and the kids are trying to hit the curve ball. ~Pete Hamill
Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off. ~Bill Veeck
Nolan Ryan is pitching much better now that he has his curve ball straightened out. ~Joe Garagiola
Good pitching will beat good hitting any time, and vice versa. ~Bob Veale, 1966
I don't want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it. ~Rogers Hornsby
When they start the game, they don't yell, "Work ball." They say, "Play ball." ~Willie Stargell, 1981
Back then, my idol was Bugs Bunny, because I saw a cartoon of him playing ball - you know, the one where he plays every position himself with nobody else on the field but him? Now that I think of it, Bugs is still my idol. You have to love a ballplayer like that. ~Nomar Garciaparra
There are three things in my life which I really love: God, my family, and baseball. The only problem - once baseball season starts, I change the order around a bit. ~Al Gallagher, 1971
A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz. ~Humphrey Bogart
If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there are men on base. ~Dave Barry
Every hitter likes fastballs, just like everybody likes ice cream. But you don't like it when someone's stuffing it into you by the gallon. That's what it feels like when Nolan Ryan's thrown balls by you. ~Reggie Jackson
The pitcher has to find out if the hitter is timid. And if the hitter is timid, he has to remind the hitter he's timid. ~Don Drysdale, quoted in New York Times, 9 July 1979
A critic once characterized baseball as six minutes of action crammed into two-and-one-half hours. ~Ray Fitzgerald, in Boston Glove, 1970
I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it. ~Sandy Koufax
Putting lights in Wrigley Field is like putting aluminum siding on the Sistine Chapel. ~Roger Simon, 1988
Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. ~George F. Will, Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball, 1990
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. ~Casey Stengel
It actually giggles at you as it goes by. ~Rick Monday, on Phil Niekro's knuckleball, quoted in Sports Illustrated, 1 August 1983
[A knuckleball is] a curve ball that doesn't give a damn. ~Jimmy Cannon
Baseball statistics are like a girl in a bikini. They show a lot, but not everything. ~Toby Harrah, 1983
Spread the diaper in the position of the diamond with you at bat. Then fold second base down to home and set the baby on the pitcher's mound. Put first base and third together, bring up home plate and pin the three together. Of course, in case of rain, you gotta call the game and start all over again. ~Jimmy Piersal, on how to diaper a baby, 1968
Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good too. ~Greg, age 8
What are we at the park for except to win? I'd trip my mother. I'd help her up, brush her off, tell her I'm sorry. But mother don't make it to third. ~Leo Durocher ...
I hope that you enjoyed reliving these quotes as much as I did. It won't be long now til we hear the magical words, ''Play Ball!''
Until next time, so long everybody,
Lee [ Cowboy ]