… genuine, pure play is one of the main bases of civilization.
When it got dark and we couldn’t pitch and hit anymore, we’d cook out in the yard. We’d build a fire a get some crayfish out of the ditch that ran in front of our house, pop their legs off, and boil them with anything else we could find in the garden–potatoes, turnips, okra, tomatoes, whatever. Of course, the pot didn’t have a lid, so we boiled and ate all sorts of bugs along with everything else.
Henry Aaron, I Had A Hammer
This is really a lovely horse, and I speak from personal experience, since I once mounted her mother.
— Ted Walsh – Horse Racing Commentator
Baseball has a unique hold on the American people.
— George Mitchell
"I had a good week today."
— Bob Horner, after homering four times in a game
The creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act.
– Marcel Duchamp
"The other day they asked me about mandatory drug testing. I said I believed in drug testing a long time ago. All through the ’60s I tested everything." — Bill "Spaceman" Lee, infamous Red Sox pitcher
"You can take the man out of New York, just don’t F**K with his baseball." — RadioMan
I used to love to come to the ballpark. Now I hate it. Every day becomes a little tougher because of all this. Writers, tape recorders, microphones, cameras, questions and more questions. Roger Maris lost his hair the season he hit sixty-one. I still have all my hair, but when it’s over, I’m going home to Mobile and fish for a long time. — Hank Aaron
Baseball changes through the years. It gets milder. – Babe Ruth