The way to make coaches think you're in shape in the spring is to get a tan. Running a ball club is like raising kids who fall out of trees. I didn't mean to hit the umpire with the dirt, but I did mean to hit that bastard in the stands. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off. If a horse won't eat it, I don't want to play on it. You don't realize how easy this game is until you get up in that broadcasting booth. Alan Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today. All I remember about my wedding day in 1967 is that the Cubs lost a doubleheader. Roger Bannister When I step onto the court, I don't have to think about anything. Joe Paterno You have to have the mentality of executing your game when you don't feel like there's a lot of hope. Andre Agassi Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play.If I have a problem off the court, I find that after I play, my mind is clearer and I can come up with a better solution. I think the best feeling is when somebody pushes you to the limit and you dig down a little bit extra. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence: in other words, it is war minus the shooting...But first mark the conditions and the consequences, and then set to work.You will have to put yourself under discipline; to eat by rule, to avoid cakes and sweetmeats; to take exercise at the appointed hour whether you like it or no, in cold and heat; to abstain from cold drinks and from wine at your will; in a word, to give yourself over to the trainer as to a physician.
George Orwell I guess there is nothing that will get your mind off everything like golf.The old ballplayer cared about the name on the front.The new ballplayer cares about the name on the back. — Cincinnati Gazette editorial, 1879 Source: Baseball’s Greatest Quotations: An Illustrated Treasury of Baseball Quotations and Historical Lore, by Paul Dickson, Harper Collins, 2008. It gives us sportswriters things to write about, surely, but a great sports quote can become part of the lexicon, a phrase that can become shorthand for sports fans.Steve Garvey So you wish to conquer in the Olympic games, my friend?