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    A pitcher has to look at the hitter

    as his mortal enemy. Early Wynn
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    May 29, 2014

    That's baseball, and it's my game.

    Y' know, you take your worries to the game, and you leave 'em there. You yell like crazy for your guys. It's good for your lungs, gives you a lift, and nobody calls the cops. Pretty girls, lots of 'em. Humphrey Bogart
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    Sep 4, 2014

    My dad wasn't one to actually offer up a lot of

    praise and a lot of emotion. He held it all inside, but you could tell in his eyes that he was very proud. I lost my dad about eight years ago, and what I've learned is that first you think he's gone. Then you realize very quickly that he is with you every step of the way...
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    Sep 23, 2014

    The right of every American to first-class

    citizenship is the most important issue of our time. Jackie Robinson
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    Feb 28, 2014

    You can't sit on a lead

    and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the ******* plate and give the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all. Earl Weaver
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    Sep 6, 2014

    I always turn to the sports section first.

    The sports page records people's accomplishments; the front page has nothing but man's failures. Earl Warren
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    Oct 2, 2014

    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
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    Aug 7, 2014

    With those who don't give a damn about baseball,

    I can only sympathize. I do not resent them. I am even willing to concede that many of them are physically clean, good to their mothers and in favor of world peace. But while the game is on, I can't think of anything to say to them. Art Hill
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    Sep 11, 2014

    It's not what you did last year.

    It's what you're going to do this year. That's more important. Albert Pujols
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    Feb 26, 2014

    I actually didn't drive it.

    I tried, but that was when it wasn't moving. David Ortiz, on driving (and nearly crashing) one of the duck boats in the team's victory parade.
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    Sep 18, 2014

    baseball is the only major sport

    that appears backwards in a mirror. George Carlin
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    Mar 12, 2014

    The other teams could make trouble

    for us if they win. Yogi Berra
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    Feb 19, 2014

    I keep telling myself,

    don't get cocky. Give your services to the press and the media, be nice to the kids, throw a baseball into the stands once in a while. Vida Blue
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    Jan 17, 2014

    Ninety feet between home plate

    and first base may be the closest man has ever come to perfection.  Red Smith
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    Jan 2, 2014

    All I remember about my wedding day in 1967 is

    that the Cubs lost a doubleheader. George F. Will
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    Feb 3, 2014

    Now there's three things you can do in a

    baseball game: You can win or you can lose or it can rain. Casey Stengel
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    May 27, 2014

    Get the Jaws of Life

    or something and get me the hell out of here. Scott Kazmir, in a call for help after getting trapped in an elevator
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    Sep 29, 2014

    The French don't have a baseball team,

    if they did they would only have left-field and no one would be safe. Robin Williams
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    Aug 16, 2014

    baseball Quote - 7/14/13

    I can't believe they pay us to play baseball - something we did for free as kids. Sparky Anderson
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    Jul 14, 2013
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    Jan 27, 2014

    I never saw Babe Ruth play,

    Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle. But I saw Derek play for 19 years in the big leagues and some years in the Minor Leagues. All I saw was determination and desire to be the best. Definitely, for me, he is no. 1. Mariano Rivera
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    Any American boy can be a basketball star

    if he grows up, up, up. Bill Vaughn
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    Oct 1, 2014

    Jim Bouton

    “A ballplayer spends a good piece of his life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.” ― Jim Bouton
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    Aug 5, 2013

    Hating the New York Yankees is

    as American as apple pie, unwed mothers and cheating on your income tax. Mike Royko
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    Aug 30, 2014

    It's no coincidence that female interest in the

    sport of baseball has increased greatly since the ballplayers swapped those wonderful old-time baggy flannel uniforms for leotards. Mike Royko
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    The last couple of years,

    everything's been so negative and nothing's really gone my way. It's almost hard to realize what's going on and hard for it to sink in. I was hoping this was going to be the case and I liked the way things were going ... When (Farrell) told me, I just smiled and was ready to...
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    Sep 19, 2014

    Love is the most important thing in the world,

    but baseball is pretty good too. Greg, age 8
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    Jan 3, 2014

    Most football players are temperamental.

    That's 90 percent temper and 10 percent mental. Doug Plank
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    Sep 30, 2014

    When they ask him, 'Are you proud of your son

    and all that,' I think he always says, 'Which son?' I get choked up on that. He says I'm the public son, but he's got four kids. He loves us the same, so that's huge. Mike Lowell, on his dad
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    Sep 17, 2014

    baseball is a fun game.

    It beats working for a living. Phil Linz
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    Sep 3, 2014

    Every day is a new opportunity.

    You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way baseball is. Bob Feller
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    Sep 24, 2014

    I was actually in the barber chair,

    getting a haircut when the Yankees called to say I was on top of their draft board and they were picking me up. It's kind of ironic that an organization that makes you cut your hair and be clean shaven picked me up right at that moment. Yankees pitcher Sean Carley
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    Sep 15, 2014

    If you get three strikes,

    even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off. Bill Veeck
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    Feb 7, 2014

    We're just not here to collect numbers

    and paychecks. We're here to win like we did last year. That's when baseball is fun. It's tough for a guy like [Dustin] Pedroia not to be able to play for something. That's what we do. That's why it's been such a great career here in Boston because we always won something or...
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    Sep 14, 2014

    Why? Why should the bond between a people

    and their baseball team be so intense? Fenway Park is a part of it, offering a physical continuum to the bond, not only because Papi can stand in the same batter's box as Teddy Ballgame, but also because a son might sit in the same wooden-slat seat as his father. Tom...
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    Jul 21, 2014

    Of course I like it. I like flat-screen TVs

    with high definition. I like air conditioning in my 1956 Bel Air. I like computers. That group that argues against technology and advancement, I would challenge them to take away all the technology that makes our lives better. To bury your head in the sand and reference 'old...
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    1 Response Sep 21, 2014

    “It's like obituaries,

    when you die they finally give you good reviews.” Roger Maris
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    I like how the trophy kind of pops off there.

    Diamonds are always nice. I think the two coolest things for me are the 'Boston Strong' (symbol) and 'Ross.' That's pretty neat. I don't think you could get a bad one. David Ross
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    Sep 11, 2014

    He's the strangest hitter in baseball.

    Figure him out one way and he'll kill you another. Sandy Koufax on Roberto Clemente
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    Feb 5, 2014

    It's been weighing heavy on me.

    It takes four hours of [therapy] work to do two hours on the field. A lot of people deal with that. At some point you decide, is it worth getting ready for another season? I feel best the day I pitch. In between days are very draining. Josh Beckett
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    Sep 22, 2014

    My first World Series?

    Better than anything I could have expected, better even than sex, but I'm lousy at that. Mark Grace
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    Sep 16, 2014

    Every day is a new opportunity.

    You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way baseball is. Bob Feller
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    Oct 9, 2014

    I quit chewing tobacco,

    plain and simple. I've been chewing for 11 or 12 years, but I knew I needed to do it during the season because if I could do it during the season around guys doing it all the time, I knew I would be OK. Josh Hamilton
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    Sep 27, 2014

    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
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    Sep 8, 2014

    Boston now knows how Britain felt

    when it lost India."- Ed Linn, on Ted Williams announcing his retirement from the Red Sox.
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    May 9, 2015

    A baseball fan has the digestive apparatus of a

    billy goat. He can, and does, devour any set of diamond statistics with insatiable appetite and then nuzzles hungrily for more. Arthur Daley
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    Jan 22, 2014

    My office is at Yankee stadium.

    Yes, dreams do come true Derek Jeter
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    Sep 26, 2014

    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...
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    Aug 31, 2014

    Winners live in the present tense.

    People who come up short are consumed with future or past. I want to be living in the now. Alex Rodriguez
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    Jan 13, 2014

    We take an approach toward Spring Training

    that we're not only getting legs and arms and timing in shape. We're getting their minds in shape as well. John Farrell
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    Mar 11, 2014

    There may be people who have more talent

    than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do - Derek Jeter
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    No game in the world is

    as tidy and dramatically neat as baseball, with cause and effect, crime and punishment, motive and result, so cleanly defined. Paul Gallico
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    Sep 25, 2014
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