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A Month of Baseball Quotes

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A Month of Baseball Quotes

Day 1
Baseball's a lot like life. The line drives are caught; the squibbles go for base hits. It's an unfair game.
-- Rod Kanehehl

Day 2
I think there are only three things America will be known for 2, 000 years from now when they study this civilization: the Constitution, jazz music and baseball.
-- Gerald Early

Day 3
In the great department store of life, baseball is the toy department.
-- Unknown

Day 4
Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things.
-- Robert Frost

Day 5
Statistics are to baseball what a flaky crust is to Mom's apple pie.
-- Harry Reasoner

Day 6
The new definition of a heathen is a man who has never played baseball.
-- Elbert Hubbard

Day 7
There are 3 things the average man thinks he can do better than everybody else: build a fire, run a motel, and manage a baseball team.
-- Rocky Bridges

Day 8
Things could be worse. Suppose your errors were counted and published every day, like those of a baseball player.
-- Unknown

Day 9
Words can be like baseball bats when used maliciously.
-- Sidney Madwed

Day 10
You can't be afraid to make errors! You can't be afraid to be naked before the crowd, because no one can ever master the game of baseball, or conquer it. You can only challenge it.
-- Lou Brock

Day 11
You gotta be a man to play baseball for a living, but you gotta have a lot of little boy in you too.
-- Roy Campanella

Day 12
A critic once characterized baseball as six minutes of action crammed into two-and-one-half hours. 
-- Ray Fitzgerald

Day 13
Baseball fans love numbers.  They love to swirl them around their mouths like Bordeaux wine. 
-- Pat Conroy

Day 14
Baseball is a game where a curve is an optical illusion, a screwball can be a pitch or a person, stealing is legal and you can spit anywhere you like except in the umpire's eye or on the ball. 
-- Jim Murray

Day 15
Baseball is a harbor, a seclusion from failure that really matters, a playful utopia in which virtuosity can be savored to the third decimal place of a batting average. 
-- Mark Kramer

Day 16
Baseball is an allegorical play about America, a poetic, complex, and subtle play of courage, fear, good luck, mistakes, patience about fate, and sober self-esteem. 
-- Saul Steinberg

Day 17
Baseball is an island of activity amidst a sea of statistics. 
-- Author Unknown

Day 18
Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer. 
-- Ted Williams

Day 19
Baseball is the only major sport that appears backwards in a mirror. 
-- George Carlin

Day 20
Baseball is too much of a sport to be called a business, and too much of a business to be called a sport. 
-- Philip Wrigley

Day 21
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

Day 22
During my 18 years I came to bat almost 10,000 times.  I struck out about 1,700 times and walked maybe 1,800 times.  You figure a ballplayer will average about 500 at bats a season.  That means I played seven years without ever hitting the ball. 
-- Mickey Mantle, 1970

Day 23
Basketball, hockey and track meets are action heaped upon action, climax upon climax, until the onlooker's responses become deadened.  Baseball is for the leisurely afternoons of summer and for the unchanging dreams. 
-- Roger Kahn

Day 24
I see great things in baseball.  It's our game - the American game.  It will take our people out-of-doors, fill them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism.  Tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set.  Repair these losses, and be a blessing to us. 
-- Walt Whitman

Day 25
Ideally, the umpire should combine the integrity of a Supreme Court judge, the physical agility of an acrobat, the endurance of Job and the imperturbability of Buddha. 
-- Time magazine

Day 26
It breaks your heart.  It is designed to break your heart.  The game begins in spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone. 
-- A. Bartlett Giamatt

Day 27
More than any other American sport, baseball creates the magnetic, addictive illusion that it can almost be understood. 
-- Thomas Boswell

Day 28
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

Day 29
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

Day 30
Baseball and cricket are beautiful and highly stylized medieval war substitutes, chess made flesh, a mixture of proud chivalry and base - in both senses - greed. 
-- John Fowles

Day 31
What is both surprising and delightful is that spectators are allowed, and even expected, to join in the vocal part of the game.... There is no reason why the field should not try to put the batsman off his stroke at the critical moment by neatly timed disparagements of his wife's fidelity and his mother's respectability. 
-- George Bernard Shaw


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