Quote of the day

Talking to Yogi Berra about baseball is like talking to Homer about the gods.

~A. Bartlett Giamatti

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Quote of the day

When I look back at what I had to go through in black baseball, I can only marvel at the many black players who stuck it out for years in the Jim Crow leagues because they had nowhere else to go.

~Jackie Robinson

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Quote of the day

It’s crazy how things happen for a reason — I love when players have meetings; I hate when I do. So they had their meeting, and the big part of it was, We don’t quit. We don’t quit.

~Joe Maddon

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Quote of the day

Baseball is more than a game. It’s like life played out on a field.

~Juliana Hatfield

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Quote of the day

Bad ballplayers make good managers, not the other way around. All I can do is help them be as good as they are.

~Earl Weaver

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Quote of the day

That’s the remarkable thing about baseball. The game has a way of having you scratch your head one minute and drive you crazy, and then the next, you’re entertained beyond your wildest hopes. That’s why it’s the best game.

~Johnny Bench

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Quote of the day

Even with the benefit of steroids, most modern players still couldn’t hit as many home runs as Babe Ruth hit on hot dogs.

~Bill Bryson

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