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A collection of pieces highlighting the good, the bad, and the funny things about America's favorite sport.
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Bill Sanderson
"Baseball is a fun game. It beats working for a living."
- Phil Linz
CF Payne
"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
Douglas Smith
"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
Gary Kelley
"The strongest thing that baseball has going for it today are its yesterdays."
- Lawrence Ritter
Gregory Manchess
"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
Guy Stauber
"If you go to a game nervous, you make a mistake."
- Miguel Cabrera
James Bennett
"A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings."
- Earl Wilson
Maria Corte Maidagan
"Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things."
- Robert Frost
Mark Summers
"Above anything else, I hate to lose."
- Jackie Robinson
Mark T Smith
"I could have played another year, but I would have been playing for the money, and baseball deserves better than that."
- George Brett
Paul Cox
"Baseball is like church. Many attend few understand."
- Leo Durocher
Ricardo Martinez
"In baseball, you don't know nothing."
- Yogi Berra
Rudy Gutierrez
"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
Ted Wright
"Baseball is an allegorical play about America, a poetic, complex, and subtle play of courage, fear, good luck, mistakes, patience about fate, and sober self-esteem."
- Saul Steinberg
Thomas Ehretsmann
"How you played in yesterday's game is all that counts."
- Jackie Robinson
Tim Bower
There are three types of baseball players: Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen and those who wonder what happens.
-Tommy Lasorda