Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Take Me Out to the BALLGAME!

Okay, here are some baseball quotes that I like, and tonight I am going to a Red Wing game...What does the writing say next to the baseball? "The harder I work, the luckier I get." That's a good one, and there are plenty more...  

You see, you spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.  ~Jim Bouton, Ball Four, 1970

If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there are men on base.  ~Dave Barry

People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball.  I'll tell you what I do.  I stare out the window and wait for spring.  ~Rogers Hornsby

Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.  ~Ted Williams

I'm convinced that every boy, in his heart, would rather steal second base than an automobile.  ~Tom Clark

A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz.  ~Humphrey Bogart

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

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

There are three things in my life which I really love:  God, my family, and baseball.  The only problem - once baseball season starts, I change the order around a bit.  ~Al Gallagher, 1971

A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings.  ~Earl Wilson

Baseball was made for kids, and grown-ups only screw it up.  ~Bob Lemon

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 mother's respectability.  ~George Bernard Shaw

I see great things in baseball.  It's our game - the American game.  It will take our people out-of-doors, fill them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism.  Tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set.  Repair these losses, and be a blessing to us.  ~Walt Whitman

Baseball is a fun game.  It beats working for a living.  ~Phil Linz

When they start the game, they don't yell, "Work ball."  They say, "Play ball."  ~Willie Stargell, 1981


  1. I hope you drank lots of water at the ball game last night, Joe! And I'm sorry the Wings lost.

  2. Thanks for dropping by, Debra. My oldest grandson won a dance contest several years ago at the stadium and was rewarded with free Tacos for a year! He thought that was COOL!

  3. Synchronistic appearance of quote by Uncle Walt for my Am Lit class. I would hesitate to make blanket statements about so many pithy quotes not being associated w/other sports, except perhaps for an esoteric few--but I wonder....