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Quote 55Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?
Quote 56Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
Quote 71Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts.
Quote 85Baseball is a public trust. Players turn over, owners turn over and certain commissioners turn over. But baseball goes on.
Quote 134A lifetime of training for just ten seconds. - Jesse Owens
Quote 158Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
Quote 170Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.
Quote 205Baseball 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 ...
Quote 211Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.
Quote 238All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity.
Quote 288All sports for all people. - Pierre de Coubertin
Quote 324Baseball 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...
Quote 341Any time Detroit scores more than 100 points and holds the other team below 100 points they almost always win.
Quote 428Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended.
Quote 429A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.
Quote 441Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast.
Quote 1308As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly. Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime. That&#...
Quote 3219If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.
Quote 3576Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face.
Quote 3814I'd just as soon play tennis with the net down.
Quote 4085If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?
Quote 4460Golf is a good walk spoiled. - Mark Twain
Quote 6085Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
Quote 7498Gray skies are just clouds passing over. - Duke Ellington
Quote 7577Overall the fundamentals seem to be there and he's obviously got a very mature head on his shoulders. He's got a kind of presence.
Quote 7578Bobby Knight told me this: 'There is nothing that a good defense cannot beat a better offense.' In other words a good offense wins...
Quote 7614When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his 40s shouldn't play tennis. I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait un...
Quote 7687Life is about timing. - Carl Lewis
Quote 7716The two most important things in life are good friends and a strong bullpen.
Quote 7727Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.
Quote 7732Nobody's a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. It's hard to stay on top.
Quote 7751Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.
Quote 7838If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.
Quote 7888The 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 bas...
Quote 7926I'm tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok.
Quote 8033Boxing has become America's tragic theater.
Quote 8078Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game. - Michael Jordan
Quote 8219Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose.
Quote 8267Don't play too much golf. Two rounds a day are plenty.
Quote 8304The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green.
Quote 8318Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.
Quote 8417Eighteen holes of match play will teach you more about your foe than 18 years of dealing with him across a desk.
Quote 8419Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite of what you are inclined to do, and you will probably come very close to having a perfect...
Quote 8435Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.
Quote 8502Half the lies they tell about me aren't true.
Quote 8538Sports are a microcosm of society. - Billie Jean King
Quote 8603I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles.
Quote 8662Perhaps the single most important element in mastering the techniques and tactics of racing is experience. But once you have the fundamental...
Quote 8663You don't suffer, kill yourself and take the risks I take just for money. I love bike racing.
Quote 8665One thing you learned as a Cubs fan: when you bought you ticket, you could bank on seeing the bottom of the ninth.
Quote 8770Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
Quote 8936Champions keep playing until they get it right.
Quote 8987People 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.
Quote 9002The only thing a golfer needs is more daylight.
Quote 9064I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.
Quote 9123Bulls do not win bull fights. People do. - Norman Ralph Augustine
Quote 9164You 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.
Quote 9182The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass.
Quote 9216I won't predict anything historic. But nothing is impossible.
Quote 9290Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of necessary evil to the luxury of baseball, like the odor that follows an automobile.
Quote 9318It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.
Quote 9332If you drink don't drive. Don't even putt.
Quote 9348It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place the world is when one is playing golf.
Quote 9388You wouldn't have won if we'd beaten you.
Quote 9438I started playing ball when I was a kid. My dad was a pro ball player and he passed on his knowledge to me.
Quote 9452Wrestling is ballet with violence. - Jesse Ventura
Quote 9512Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps.
Quote 9522I had pro offers from the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers, who were pretty hard up for linemen in those days. If I had gone into profess...
Quote 9613I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete. Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated in the bot...
Quote 9642Nobody roots for Goliath. - Wilt Chamberlain
Quote 9789Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
Quote 9926I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.
Quote 9960God made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure.
Quote 9991Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.
Quote 10012I don't want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it.
Quote 10088Pro football is like nuclear warfare. There are no winners, only survivors.
Quote 10122If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf.
Quote 10137He hits it long. His shoulders are impressively quick through the ball. That's where he's getting his power from. He's young ...
Quote 10228The bell that tolls for all in boxing belongs to a cash register.
Quote 10252Football is an incredible game. Sometimes it's so incredible, it's unbelievable.
Quote 10298There are two theories on hitting the knuckleball. Unfortunately, neither of them works.
Quote 10317I'm not buddy-buddy with the players. If they need a buddy, let them buy a dog.
Quote 10323Tennis and golf are best played, not watched.
Quote 10329My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was ke...
Quote 10332Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second.
Quote 10344Golf is played by twenty million mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun.
Quote 10474One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.
Quote 10508It's a round ball and a round bat, and you got to hit it square.
Quote 10513Fans don't boo nobodies. - Reggie Jackson
Quote 10523You know they're not going to lose 162 consecutive games.
Quote 10567If I weren't earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball, most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me ...
Quote 10592I'm a competitive person and I love the challenge of mastering new things.
Quote 10723Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
Quote 10742Football is violence and cold weather and sex and college rye.
Quote 10808I was showing early symptoms of becoming a professional baseball man. I was lying to the press.
Quote 10823Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic plea...
Quote 10972You win some, lose some, and wreck some. - Dale Earnhardt
Quote 10987Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coinci...
Quote 11004You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.
Quote 11129If you meet the Buddha in the lane, feed him the ball.
Quote 11130There was endless action - not just football, but sailboats, tennis and other things: movement. There was endless talk - the ambassador at t...
Quote 11141Golf is a game in which you yell "fore," shoot six, and write down five.
Quote 11240Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.
Quote 11249What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.
Quote 11263Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.
Quote 11271New Yorkers love it when you spill your guts out there. Spill your guts at Wimbledon and they make you stop and clean it up.
Quote 11296What's a good tournament for him? Winning it. He's good enough.
Quote 11328Sometimes in football you have to score goals.
Quote 11349If you are going to throw a club, it is important to throw it ahead of you, down the fairway, so you don't have to waste energy going b...
Quote 11386I guess there is nothing that will get your mind off everything like golf. I have never been depressed enough to take up the game, but they ...
Quote 11395The only way to prove that you're a good sport is to lose.
Quote 11454Other sports play once a week but this sport is with us every day.
Quote 11477The integrity of the game is everything. - Peter Ueberroth
Quote 11542The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.
Quote 11544I went through baseball as "a player to be named later."
Quote 11590Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.
Quote 11818When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
Quote 11904I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winni...
Quote 11914You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.
Quote 11917Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child. Just how childlike golf players become is proven by their frequent inability to count past fi...
Quote 11952There isn't a flaw in his golf or his makeup. He will win more majors than Arnold Palmer and me combined. Somebody is going to dust my ...
Quote 12069Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
Quote 12088What's unfortunate about buying a pitcher for $12 million is that he carries no warranty.
Quote 12123You know it's going to hell when the best rapper out there is white and the best golfer is black.
Quote 12144I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
Quote 12202Olympism is the marriage of sport and culture.
Quote 12228The 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.
Quote 12254If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club, they'd starve to death.
Quote 12274Most ball games are lost, not won. - Casey Stengel
Quote 12283Thus so wretched is man that he would weary even without any cause for weariness... and so frivolous is he that, though full of a thousand r...
Quote 12343Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing.
Quote 12360My family knew, but most of the sporting world did not realize that my right hand been some 75% paralyzed.
Quote 12417He's going to be around a long, long time, if his body holds up. That's always a concern with a lot of players because of how much...
Quote 12435You can't win unless you learn how to lose.
Quote 12442Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf? You have to grip the club, don't you?
Quote 12509Baseball life is a tough life on the family. - Ted Williams
Quote 12541He's got an overall flair for the game. It looks to me like he really loves what he does and he can't wait to get up in the mornin...
Quote 12547He hits the ball a long way and he knows how to win.
Quote 12611I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures.
Quote 12623These are my new shoes. They're good shoes. They won't make you rich like me, they won't make you rebound like me, they defin...
Quote 12698It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.
Quote 12731I play in the low 80s. If it's any hotter than that, I won't play.
Quote 12831Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air.
Quote 12879The difference between the old ballplayer and the new ballplayer is the jersey. The old ballplayer cared about the name on the front. The ne...
Quote 12880The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break.
Quote 12901If you got the game, you got the game. That's why Tiger Woods is out there playing golf with Greg Norman.
Quote 12920If a tie is like kissing your sister, losing is like kissing you grandmother with her teeth out.
Quote 13104Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity.
Quote 13117The difference in golf and government is that in golf you can't improve your lie.
Quote 13140Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
Quote 13175You can make a lot of money in this game. Just ask my ex-wives. Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work.
Quote 13304Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser.
Quote 13320I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out.
Quote 13694Have you ever noticed what golf spells backwards?
Quote 13720I'll let the racket do the talking. - John McEnroe
Quote 13832You always get a special kick on opening day, no matter how many you go through. You look forward to it like a birthday party when you'...
Quote 13860He has the finest, fundamentally sound golf swing I've ever seen.
Quote 13876He's got everything. He' not a great player yet because he hasn't won any major championships, but it's a matter of time...
Quote 14061I want to rip out his heart and feed it to Lennox Lewis. I want to kill people. I want to rip their stomachs out and eat their children.