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"I watch a lot of baseball on the radio." Gerald Ford, 1978.

Tommy Lasorda, Dodger manager, asked what terms Mexican-born pitching sensation Fernando Valenzuela might settle for in his upcoming contract negotiations: "He wants Texas back." 1981.


Yogi Berra Quotes

Always go to other people's funerals; otherwise they won't come to yours.

Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical.

Because it gets late early (on why it's so tough to play left field in Yankee stadium) .

If the people don't want to come out to the park, nobody's gonna stop them.

It ain't over till it's over.

It's deja vu all over again.

No wonder nobody comes here; it's too crowded.

We have very deep depth!

We made too many wrong mistakes.

You can observe a lot by just watching.

You don't look so hot, eidier (on being told by the mayor's wife that he looked cool, despite the heat) .

The ballparks have gotten too crowded. That's why nobody goes to see the game anymore.


"It's a beautiful day for a night game." Announcer Frankie Frisch.

"The most important things in life are good friends and a strong bull pen." Pitcher Bob Lemon, 1981.

"Well, that kind of puts a damper on another Yankees win." Announcer Phil Rizzuto, after a news bulletin reporting the death of Pope Paul VI, 1978.

"It was too bad I wasn't a second baseman; then I'd probably have seen a lot more of my husband." Karolyn Rose, ex-wife of Pete Rose, 1981.

"They brought me up with the Brooklyn Dodgers, which at the time was in Brooklyn." Casey Stengel, 1962.

"I won't play for a penny less than fifteen hundred dollars." Honus Wagner, turning down an offer of $2,000.

"Being with a woman never hurt no professional baseball player. It's staving up all night looking for a woman that does him in." Casey Stengel.

Dave Armstrong and Dave Campbell are the television announcers for Colorado Rockies baseball games. During a Sunday game, several vintage planes flew over the stadium. One of them briefly emitted a trail of white smoke.

Dave A.: What was that puff of smoke for?

Dave C.: Maybe they've elected a new commissioner.


One of the worst positioning of headlines occurred in the San Jose Mercury News on the day that former baseball player Dave Dravecky announced that he would have his arm amputated and the Chicago Bulls won the NBA title: DRAVECKY TO LOSE ARM - THE BULLS PULL IT OFF.

"My favorite umpire is a dead one." John Joseph 'Johnny" Evers.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the following statistic was given in the press notes for a Chicago-Oakland game: The Oakland Athletics are 32-0 in games in which they have scored more runs than their opponents.

 

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