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PhightinPhan20
12-09-2010, 06:46 PM
Baseball quotes are good. Very good. Found some of my favorites here:

http://sportingscribe.blogspot.com/2010/11/20-greatest-baseball-quotes-of-all-time.html

Would love to see your best in this thread.

long ball
12-09-2010, 07:07 PM
A lot of those are really good. Whether they're emotional like Lou Gherig or funny like Casey Stengel they're all great.

I'm not a white sox fan and I hate Ken Harrelson, but I love this: "Call your sons! Call your daughters! Call your friends! Call your neighbors! Mark Buehrle has a perfect game going into the ninth!"

ElFuturoDeESPN
12-10-2010, 04:41 AM
There's no crying in baseball!!!

Vottomatic19
12-10-2010, 09:51 AM
"Somebody has to win, and somebody has to lose....I believe in letting the other guy lose!"---Pete Rose
"I'd walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball!"---Pete Rose
"Pete Rose is baseball."---the late, great Sparky Anderson
"I don't want to embarrass any other catcher by comparing him to Johnny Bench."---Sparky Anderson (Referring to Thurman Munson)

Possibly the best seven word phrase heard by Reds fans for nearly 40 seasons......

".....and this one belongs to the Reds!"---Marty Brennaman

F*(&"Next Year"
12-10-2010, 10:27 AM
Nice catch, Hayes. Don't ever ****in' do it again.

Bats, they are sick. I cannot hit curveball. Straightball I hit it very much. Curveball, bats are afraid. I ask Jobu to come, take fear from bats. I offer him cigar, rum. He will come.

This guy threw at his own son in a father son game.

Well, I believe in the soul, the ****, the *****, the small of a woman's back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.
Goodnight.

BoognishMN
12-10-2010, 10:48 AM
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 game left for people. To play basketball, you have to be 7 feet 6 inches. To play football, you have to be the same width." Bill Veck

"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 goddamn plate and give the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all." Earl Weaver

Gunzito22
12-10-2010, 10:49 AM
"Yo, bartender, Jobu needs a refill."

"What the hell league you been playing in?
California Penal...
Never heard of it. How'd you end up playing there?
Stole a car. "



ATTN "Major League" Fans! Just bought the Blu Ray yesterday at Walmart for $8!!!! greeat stocking stuffer for yourself!!!!!

that is all for PSA's from me.

sexicano31
12-10-2010, 11:43 AM
"I dont know, iv never smoked turf." Tug Mcgraw in response to the question whether he prefers turf or grass

thefeckcampaign
12-10-2010, 12:27 PM
"Baseball is very, very good to me" - Roberto Clemente

PhightinPhan20
12-10-2010, 05:39 PM
Lord, baseball is a worryin' thing. - Stan Coveleski

PhightinPhan20
12-10-2010, 05:40 PM
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

behindmydesk
12-10-2010, 05:57 PM
Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not all holes, or games, are created equal.
George Will

behindmydesk
12-10-2010, 06:01 PM
I love George Will

"Night baseball isn't an aberration. What's an aberration is a team that hasn't won a World Series since 1908. They tend to think of themselves as a little Williamsburg, a cute little replica of a major league franchise. Give me the Oakland A's, thank you very much. People who do it right."

behindmydesk
12-10-2010, 06:10 PM
My all time favorite player Rickey Henderson:



A reporter asked Henderson if Ken Caminiti’s estimate that 50 percent of Major League players were taking steroids was accurate. His response was, “Well, Rickey’s not one of them, so that’s 49 percent right there.”

bosox3431
12-10-2010, 07:31 PM
"For a hundred years the owners screwed the players. For 25 years
the players have screwed the owners - they've got 75 years to go."
- Yankees pitcher Jim Bouton
"After my fourth season I asked for $43,000 and
General Manager Ed Barrow told me, 'Young man, do you realize
Lou Gehrig, a 16-year-man, is playing for only $44,000?'
I said, Mr. Barrow, there is only one answer to that -
Mr. Gehrig is terribly underpaid."
- Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio




"Shut up. I told you to shut up. If I want to spend $4 million
on a ballplayer, I will. If I want to spend $12 million, I will. ...
It's my goddamn money and I'll do what I want."
- Padres owner Ray Kroc


"Loyal? I'm the most loyal player money can buy."
- Dodgers, Astros, Brewers, A's & Angels pitcher Don Sutton

My favorite


"Ninety percent I'll spend on good times, women, and Irish whiskey.
The other ten percent I'll probably waste."
- Phillies pitcher Tug McGraw, on his plans for his $75,000 salary

Super.
12-10-2010, 07:40 PM
Half of the game is 90% mental
-Yogi Berra

My all time favorite baseball quote

Amazin' Mets
12-10-2010, 11:05 PM
"Baseball is only dull to dull minds." - Red Barber.

This is the quote I reference when trying to defend my love of the game to my friends.

PhightinPhan20
12-11-2010, 03:26 PM
"Baseball is only dull to dull minds." - Red Barber.

This is the quote I reference when trying to defend my love of the game to my friends.

Living in Ireland, I'd be willing to bet you have to do a whole lot of defending if you like baseball.

PhightinPhan20
12-12-2010, 04:46 PM
Who could forget Lou Gehrig's "Today I consider myself the luckiest man...."

catman
12-12-2010, 06:04 PM
Jay Gatsby: "He's the man that fixed the 1919 World Series"
Nick: "Why isn't he in jail?"
Gatsby: "He's too smart for that, old man."

Ovratd1up
12-12-2010, 07:01 PM
Baseball is different from any other sport, very different. For instance, in most sports you score points or goals; in baseball you score runs. In most sports the ball, or object, is put in play by the offensive team; in baseball the defensive team puts the ball in play, and only the defense is allowed to touch the ball. In fact, in baseball if an offensive player touches the ball intentionally, he's out; sometimes unintentionally, he's out.

Also: in football,basketball, soccer, volleyball, and all sports played with a ball, you score with the ball and in baseball the ball prevents you from scoring.

In most sports the team is run by a coach; in baseball the team is run by a manager. And only in baseball does the manager or coach wear the same clothing the players do. If you'd ever seen John Madden in his Oakland Raiders uniform,you'd know the reason for this custom.

Now, I've mentioned football. Baseball & football are the two most popular spectator sports in this country. And as such, it seems they ought to be able to tell us something about ourselves and our values.

I enjoy comparing baseball and football:

Baseball is a nineteenth-century pastoral game.
Football is a twentieth-century technological struggle.

Baseball is played on a diamond, in a park.The baseball park!
Football is played on a gridiron, in a stadium, sometimes called Soldier Field or War Memorial Stadium.

Baseball begins in the spring, the season of new life.
Football begins in the fall, when everything's dying.

In football you wear a helmet.
In baseball you wear a cap.

Football is concerned with downs - what down is it?
Baseball is concerned with ups - who's up?

In football you receive a penalty.
In baseball you make an error.

In football the specialist comes in to kick.
In baseball the specialist comes in to relieve somebody.

Football has hitting, clipping, spearing, piling on, personal fouls, late hitting and unnecessary roughness.
Baseball has the sacrifice.

Football is played in any kind of weather: rain, snow, sleet, hail, fog...
In baseball, if it rains, we don't go out to play.

Baseball has the seventh inning stretch.
Football has the two minute warning.

Baseball has no time limit: we don't know when it's gonna end - might have extra innings.
Football is rigidly timed, and it will end even if we've got to go to sudden death.

In baseball, during the game, in the stands, there's kind of a picnic feeling; emotions may run high or low, but there's not too much unpleasantness.
In football, during the game in the stands, you can be sure that at least twenty-seven times you're capable of taking the life of a fellow human being.

And finally, the objectives of the two games are completely different:

In football the object is for the quarterback, also known as the field general, to be on target with his aerial assault, riddling the defense by hitting his receivers with deadly accuracy in spite of the blitz, even if he has to use shotgun. With short bullet passes and long bombs, he marches his troops into enemy territory, balancing this aerial assault with a sustained ground attack that punches holes in the forward wall of the enemy's defensive line.

In baseball the object is to go home! And to be safe! - I hope I'll be safe at home!

-George Carlin

sexicano31
12-12-2010, 07:18 PM
It's Deja vu all over again-Yoggi Berra

j-bay
12-12-2010, 07:36 PM
if you are a yankee hater espically a red sox fan this is the best yankee hate quote of all time
Curl Schilling before the 04 ALCS

"I'm not sure I can think of any scenario more enjoyable than making 55,000 people from New York shut up."

thefeckcampaign
12-12-2010, 08:39 PM
Living in Ireland, I'd be willing to bet you have to do a whole lot of defending if you like baseball.Fans of soccer say the same thing.

PhightinPhan20
12-12-2010, 10:34 PM
if you are a yankee hater espically a red sox fan this is the best yankee hate quote of all time
Curl Schilling before the 04 ALCS

"I'm not sure I can think of any scenario more enjoyable than making 55,000 people from New York shut up."

Can't stand Schilling. Wish I had a quote for that.

PhightinPhan20
12-12-2010, 11:24 PM
Thanks to all who added quotes to this thread...

PhightinPhan20
12-13-2010, 11:27 PM
Of course, more are always welcome.

Time2Dieeee
12-14-2010, 12:37 AM
"I'm the man who has the ball. I'm the man who can throw it faster than ******. So that is why i am better than everyone in the world. Kiss my *** and suck my d**k... everyone."

-Kenny Powers

brandonwarne52
12-14-2010, 12:38 AM
"That [stuff] is all overrated. Write that. All that [stuff] is overrated about the clubhouse. We've got a great clubhouse. We had a great clubhouse before Dontrelle got here, and we'll have a better clubhouse since he got here, because he's a good guy and a wonderful person. I'm interested in pitching and getting outs, hitting, making plays. I'm not interested in the clubhouse.

"All that [stuff] has been media [stuff] for years -- great chemistry, great clubhouse. That's the biggest bunch of [baloney] in the history of sports. Every time somebody wants to talk about great chemistry, [forget] the chemistry in the clubhouse. I'm interested in winning games, period. I don't know who came up with it, but the worst word ever used now is chemistry. That's something you take in school. That's a class you take. If he gets people out, he'll be fun in the clubhouse. If we win games, I'll be fun in the clubhouse. If we don't, I won't be fun in the clubhouse, either. He's a wonderful, wonderful person with a great personality. We've got a bunch of them."

-Jim Leyland on clubhouse chemistry

PhightinPhan20
12-14-2010, 10:59 AM
"I'm the man who has the ball. I'm the man who can throw it faster than ******. So that is why i am better than everyone in the world. Kiss my *** and suck my d**k... everyone."

-Kenny Powers

Sometimes I wish Kenny Powers is my neighbor...but then other times, I don't. This is one of prior. :clap:

PhightinPhan20
12-14-2010, 10:52 PM
"All that [stuff] has been media [stuff] for years -- great chemistry, great clubhouse. That's the biggest bunch of [baloney] in the history of sports. Every time somebody wants to talk about great chemistry, [forget] the chemistry in the clubhouse. I'm interested in winning games, period. I don't know who came up with it, but the worst word ever used now is chemistry. That's something you take in school. That's a class you take. If he gets people out, he'll be fun in the clubhouse. If we win games, I'll be fun.


Bulls@&$

brandonwarne52
12-15-2010, 01:10 AM
"All that [stuff] has been media [stuff] for years -- great chemistry, great clubhouse. That's the biggest bunch of [baloney] in the history of sports. Every time somebody wants to talk about great chemistry, [forget] the chemistry in the clubhouse. I'm interested in winning games, period. I don't know who came up with it, but the worst word ever used now is chemistry. That's something you take in school. That's a class you take. If he gets people out, he'll be fun in the clubhouse. If we win games, I'll be fun.


Bulls@&$

Heh. Doh'k.

ztilzer31
12-15-2010, 03:07 AM
I'm a Yankee hater all the way, but nothing brings a chill to my spine like Lou saying "Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth…" However “Ninety percent of my salary I spent on booze and women…and the other ten percent I wasted.” That's just hilarious. Excellent post.

Jack of Blades
12-15-2010, 03:16 AM
"That's the way baseball go".

Nymfan87
12-15-2010, 03:21 AM
"Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth."

I tear up just about every time I hear that speech.

Amazin' Mets
12-15-2010, 08:42 AM
Heard this one the other day.

"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."

PhightinPhan20
12-15-2010, 09:31 AM
I like Casey Stengel's:

"Come see my Amazin' Mets. They find new ways to lose everyday."

YankeeClipper5
12-15-2010, 10:42 AM
"I will hit .450 if you give me Ralph Garr's legs, Johnny Bench's age and cut the travel schedule."




- The Great Roberto Clemente

Dupie32
12-15-2010, 11:18 AM
"I don't believe in damn curses," Pedro Martinez famously declared. "Wake up the damn Bambino and have me face him. Maybe I'll drill him in the ***.

avrpatsfan
12-15-2010, 11:29 AM
"I'm the man who has the ball. I'm the man who can throw it faster than ******. So that is why i am better than everyone in the world. Kiss my *** and suck my d**k... everyone."

-Kenny Powers

If I wearen't on an iPhone right now I'd get a page of Kenny Powers quotes.

avrpatsfan
12-15-2010, 11:31 AM
"I don't believe in damn curses," Pedro Martinez famously declared. "Wake up the damn Bambino and have me face him. Maybe I'll drill him in the ***.

He then proceded to injure himself and he was never Pedro again.:facepalm:

PhightinPhan20
12-15-2010, 03:19 PM
If I wearen't on an iPhone right now I'd get a page of Kenny Powers quotes.

Gotta love this one:

"I'm sick and tired of carrying all the weight, the coaches and owners not giving me the ***** I need to win. Atlanta, you're f&$*ing out. Kenny Powers is now a free agent. Let's buy the bar and get *********. Get me paid, b***h!"
--Kenny Powers

PhightinPhan20
12-19-2010, 09:27 AM
He then proceded to injure himself and he was never Pedro again.:facepalm:

So true. Pedro is always stuck with his foot in his mouth.

nycdego
12-19-2010, 09:40 AM
the greatest baseball quote to me is this

"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

I75
12-19-2010, 11:24 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r75KU9reHAs

all the best quotes wrapped up in one!

JermanJaysFan
12-19-2010, 12:32 PM
Half of the game is 90% mental
-Yogi Berra

My all time favorite baseball quote

"Baseball in ninety percent mental. The other half is physical"

The way you have it all you're saying is that baseball is 45% mental.

PhightinPhan20
12-20-2010, 07:49 AM
"Baseball in ninety percent mental. The other half is physical"

The way you have it all you're saying is that baseball is 45% mental.

I'm pretty sure he had that yogi Berra quote correct.

I75
12-20-2010, 09:03 PM
If you come to a fork in the road, take it.
Yogi Berra

I75
12-20-2010, 09:09 PM
"He stood there like the house by the side of the road, and watched it go by."

"For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land."

Ernie Harwell

I75
12-20-2010, 09:10 PM
"Me carrying a briefcase is like a hotdog wearing earrings."
Sparky Anderson

Chi StateOfMind
12-20-2010, 09:24 PM
when ozzie gullien was asked about jay marriotti "f*@@ that fa*got".

PhightinPhan20
12-20-2010, 10:09 PM
"He stood there like the house by the side of the road, and watched it go by."

"For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land."

Ernie Harwell

very nice...now the question is, can you recite it?

bagwell368
12-20-2010, 11:21 PM
Earl Weaver:

"The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals, and three run homers."

Bill Lee:

"Hell, if KY jelly went off the market, the whole California Angels pitching staff would be out of baseball."

Tom Seaver:

"Fenway is the essence of baseball."

JermanJaysFan
12-21-2010, 12:27 AM
I'm pretty sure he had that yogi Berra quote correct.
Nope.



Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/y/yogi_berra.html#ixzz18iVplZsG


"Baseball is 90% mental -- the other half is physical."
http://www.rinkworks.com/said/yogiberra.shtml


"Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical."
http://www.baseball-almanac.com/quotes/quoberra.shtml


Baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical.
http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Yogi_Berra/

Enough proof for ya?

Swishalicious
12-21-2010, 01:16 AM
Gary Sheffield, "steroids are something you shoot in your butt."

Almost as good as his quote about Joe Torre being a racist. Even O-Dawg was ignorant enough to bring race into MLB... stupid accusation that Dye and Sheffield didn't get jobs cause their race.... its cause they are washed up outfielders that are demanding too much $$

PhightinPhan20
12-24-2010, 02:30 AM
Gary Sheffield, "steroids are something you shoot in your butt."

Almost as good as his quote about Joe Torre being a racist. Even O-Dawg was ignorant enough to bring race into MLB... stupid accusation that Dye and Sheffield didn't get jobs cause their race.... its cause they are washed up outfielders that are demanding too much $$

I couldn't agree more, especially on Sheffield. Dude hasn't been a hitter in years.

fanofclendennon
12-24-2010, 03:19 PM
'People ask me how I'd like to be remembered. I tell them I'd like to be remembered as the guy who hit the line drive, over Bobby Richardson's head.'-- Willie McCovey, who made the last out in the 7th game of the 1962 World Series when he lined out to Richardson with the potential winning run on second base.

PhightinPhan20
01-16-2011, 02:42 PM
'People ask me how I'd like to be remembered. I tell them I'd like to be remembered as the guy who hit the line drive, over Bobby Richardson's head.'-- Willie McCovey, who made the last out in the 7th game of the 1962 World Series when he lined out to Richardson with the potential winning run on second base.

awesome.