Baseball is the only thing besides the paper clip that hasn’t changed.
Baseball is not a sport you can achieve individually.
When we lost I couldn’t sleep at night. When we win I can’t sleep at night. But when you win, you wake up feeling better.
When I’m not hitting, I don’t hit nobody. But, when I’m hitting, I hit anybody.
I have an Alka Seltzer bat. You know, plop plop fizz fizz. When the pitcher sees me walking up there they say, ‘Oh what a relief it is.’
~Andy Van Slyke
Baseball is not life. It is a fiction, a metaphor. And a ballplayer is a man who agrees to uphold that metaphor as though lives were at stake.
~David James Duncan
[T]he wonderful, irresistible game of baseball, so enduring in its rules and rhythms, so varied in its lore and lexicon, has everything a writer could ask for, most especially the opportunity for vivid characters to involved themselves in a highly dramatic activity.