You can’t tell how much spirit a team has until it starts losing.
Baseball is a skilled game. It’s America’s game — it, and high taxes.
The biggest thrill a ballplayer can have is when your son takes after you. That happened when my Bobby was in his championship Little League game. He really showed me something. Struck out three times. Made an error that lost the game. Parents were throwing things at our car and swearing at us as we drove off. Gosh, I was proud.
I dunno. I never smoked any Astroturf.
~Tug McGraw, after being asked whether he preferred grass or Astroturf
I love to play baseball. I’m a baseball player. I’ve always been a baseball player. I’m still a baseball player. That’s who I am.
I had to fight all my life to survive. They were all against me… but I beat the bastards and left them in the ditch.
Baseball fans love numbers. They love to swirl them around their mouths like Bordeaux wine.