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Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football,
by John Leonard

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football,
basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
- John Leonard

Related topics: Sports

It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
- John Leonard

Books fall from Garry Wills like leaves from a maple
tree in a sort of permanent October.
- John Leonard

The rich are different from you and me because they have more credit.
- John Leonard

 

In the cellars of the night, when the mind starts moving
around old trunks of bad times,
the pain of this and the shame of that,
the memory of a small boldness is a hand to hold.
- John Leonard

Isn't it amazing the way the future succeeds in creating an appropriate past?
- John Leonard

Aspiring to a souffle, he achieves a pancake at which
the reader saws without much appetite.
- John Leonard

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A life is not important except in
the impact it has on other lives.
- Jackie Robinson (baseball player)

I went through baseball as "a player to be named later."
- Joe Garagiola

Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of
necessary evil to the luxury of baseball,
like the odor that follows an automobile.
- Christy Mathewson

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

Baseball is a public trust.
Players turn over, owners turn over and certain commissioners turn over.
But baseball goes on.
- Peter Ueberroth

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

The hardest thing to believe about The Fan is not that
Robert De Niro is stalking somebody again but that
anyone cares that much about a baseball player.
- Bernie Lincicome

Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world.
If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off.
- Bill Veeck

Baseball players are smarter than football players.
How often do you see a baseball team penalized for
too many men on the field?
- Jim Bouton

Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast.
- Joe Garagiola

During his training, a baseball player strives
to make each swing better than the last.
The repetition of a faulty swing would be worse than useless.
It would ingrain bad habits.
The same is true of emotional responses.
If we allow ourselves to continue to have the same angry responses,
we just entrench our anger habit.
But if we strive - through consciousness, visualization, and coaching -
to moderate our anger response,
over time, we can train ourselves to respond
to events as we choose - without anger.
You can't magically be free from anger tomorrow,
but you can put yourself on your own training program
that will reduce the frequency and intensity
of your anger response day by day, year by year.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I see great things in baseball.
It's our game - the American game.
- Walt Whitman

Baseball life is a tough life on the family.
- Nolan Ryan

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

I was showing early symptoms of becoming a professional baseball man.
I was lying to the press.
- Roger Kahn

The triple is the most exciting play in baseball.
Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood
why fans are so obsessed with them.
- Hank Aaron

Baseball was one-hundred percent of my life.
- Ty Cobb

I don't know anything about baseball.
- Sean Connery

I love the game of baseball.
- Nomar Garciaparra

The only thing I can do is play baseball.
I have to play ball.
It's the only thing I know.
- Mickey Mantle

Watching baseball under the lights is like observing dogs indoors,
at a pedigree show.
In both instances, the environment is too controlled to suit the species.
- Melvin Maddocks

There are no war stories.
I ended up a bombardier, but I never got overseas.
And it wasn't because I was playing baseball either.
It was just a series of things that went on.
- Bobby Thomson

And when I retired, trust me, not only did Nolan Ryan,
but the entire Ryan family had withdrawals from baseball.
And it was tough.
- Nolan Ryan

I was born to hit a baseball.
I can hit a baseball.
- Barry Bonds

When I was real young I wanted to play baseball.
I really loved playing center field,
but that was never anything I was really ever that good at.
I played up until I was in ninth grade.
- Ryan Sypek

Baseball is more than a game to me, it's a religion.
- Bill Klem

I have been a fan all my life, but now I have been
out of football for over 10 years,
and out of baseball for a little over six years and I don't go to games.
- Bo Jackson

No baseball pitcher would be worth a darn without a
catcher who could handle the hot fastball.
- Casey Stengel

There is no room in baseball for discrimination.
It is our national pastime and a game for all.
- Lou Gehrig

I'll tell you what's helped me my entire life.
I look at baseball as a game.
It's something where people can go out,
enjoy and have fun.
Nothing more.
- Harry Caray

Only in baseball can a team player be a pure individualist
first and a team player second,
within the rules and spirit of the game.
- Branch Rickey

We used to play baseball back in that field and keep
an eye out for the bulls.
- Jim Fowler

After Jackie Robinson the most important black in baseball
history is Reggie Jackson,
I really mean that.
- Reggie Jackson

The vast majority of people who watch baseball can
properly call 95% of all plays that happen on the field.
My job is to teach you how to call the other 5%.
- Jim Evans

Whether you want to or not, you do serve as a role model.
People will always put more faith in baseball players than anyone else.
- Brooks Robinson

President Bush left for Canada today to attend a trade summit.
Reportedly, the trade summit got off to an awkward
start when the president pulled out his baseball cards.
- Conan O'Brien

I was always active - I went from baseball to football.
I didn't have time to work out.
- Bo Jackson

Well, baseball was my whole life.
Nothing's ever been as fun as baseball.
- Mickey Mantle

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

The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying,
'Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses.'
She's got a baseball bat and yelling,
'You want a piece of me?'
- Robin Williams

Kids don't learn the fundamentals of baseball at the games anymore.
- Bill Lee

I am dead set against free agency.
It can ruin baseball.
- George Steinbrenner

When I was coming up, I just wanted to play baseball
and I'm doing what I love to do most.
How can I feel pressure doing what I love to do?
- Miguel Cabrera

Luck is the great stabilizer in baseball.
- Tris Speaker

Whenever I wasn't watching the planes,
I was playing community baseball, football,
or something like that.
- Bo Jackson

The baseball held was my fantasy of what life offered.
- Lou Brock

The great thing about baseball is there's a crisis every day.
- Gabe Paul

It's a weird scene.
You win a few baseball games and all of a sudden you're
surrounded by reporters and TV men with cameras asking
you about Vietnam and race relations.
- Vida Blue

One of the beautiful things about baseball is that
every once in a while you come into a situation where you want to,
and where you have to, reach down and prove something.
- Nolan Ryan

If it wasn't for baseball, I'd be in either the penitentiary or the cemetery.
- Babe Ruth

Baseball is dull only to dull minds.
- Red Barber

We're just being ourselves and having fun playing baseball.
The biggest thing is when people look at our team,
they can see that we're having a lot of fun.
- Johnny Damon

The way I figured it, I was even with baseball and baseball with me.
The game had done much for me, and I had done much for it.
- Jackie Robinson

To me, baseball has always been a reflection of life.
Like life, it adjusts.
It survives everything.
- Willie Stargell

Kids are our future, and we hope baseball has given
them some idea of what it is to live together and how we can get along,
whether you be black or white.
- Larry Doby

I've been lucky.
I've met a lot of baseball people, and I've learned
to value people who talk -
people who talk well and in long sentences and even long paragraphs.
- Roger Angell

I think baseball - the baseball genre -
is this mitt,
to use a double pun there, to catch a whole bunch of themes.
- Rachel Griffiths

The more that Japanese players go to the big leagues to play and succeed,
the more that will serve to inspire young kids in Japan
to want to become baseball players when they grow up.
- Ichiro Suzuki

When I finish playing, I think I'd like to coach college baseball.
- Barry Bonds

It was all I lived for, to play baseball.
- Mickey Mantle

There are only five things you can do in baseball -
run,
throw, catch, hit and hit with power.
- Leo Durocher

The great thing about baseball is when you're done,
you'll only tell your grandchildren the good things.
If they ask me about 1989, I'll tell them I had amnesia.
- Sparky Anderson

That's what Major League Baseball's steroid scandal was all about,
the hidden harm in competitive sports that sends the
wrong message to the young.
- Suzanne Fields

Major League Baseball is a national institution and
we take our responsibilities seriously when it comes
to how the game affects the lives of American youth.
- Bud Selig


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