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"Love the game of baseball and baseball will love you." - Babe Ruth

"You teach me baseball and I'll teach you relativity...No we must not. You will learn about relativity faster than I learn baseball." - Albert Einstein

"Baseball is the greatest game in the world and deserves the best you can give it." - Babe Ruth

"Baseball games are like snowflakes and fingerprints, no two are ever alike." - W P Kinsella

"Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball." - Rogers Hornsby

"My dad was my coach in baseball and early on in basketball, so playing baseball was something we always did." - Matthew Stafford

"Nolan Ryan helped me with baseball, and my dad passing away gave me a bigger heart." - Randy Johnson

"To be an American and unable to play baseball is comparable to being a Polynesian and unable to swim." - John Cheever

"Give me five players like Robinson and a pitcher and I'll beat any nine-man team in baseball." - Chuck Dressen

"...Something about, 'I love my dad, I love my dad, makes me feel better when I'm sad ... I love you to the moon and back." - Peter Facinelli

"I look at him [son Eric] and I think of my dad all the time.... I was born to be a dad." - Simon Cowell

"You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possibly be - in baseball and in life." - Pete Rose

"A critic once characterized baseball as six minutes of action crammed into two-and-one-half hours." - Ray Fitzgerald

"More than any other games, baseball gives its players space - both physical and emotional - in which to define themselves." - John Eskow

"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

"God, I just love baseball." - Robert Redford

"I wanted to play baseball!" - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"My dad and all my family were into baseball. His brothers, my mom's brothers, my mom's father. Baseball was just always a part of our family." - Mark Teixeira

"Baseball is the very symbol, the outward and visible expression of the drive and push and rush and struggle of the raging, tearing, booming nineteenth century." - Mark Twain

"Baseball and cricket are beautiful and highly stylized medieval war substitutes, chess made flesh, a mixture of proud chivalry and base-in both senses-greed." - John Fowles

"Canada is a country whose main exports are hockey players and cold fronts. Our main imports are baseball players and acid rain." - Pierre Trudeau

"My dad taught me to switch-hit. He and my grandfather, who was left-handed, pitched to me every day after school in the back yard. I batted lefty against my dad and righty against my granddad." - Mickey Mantle

"You spend a good deal of your life gripping a baseball, and it turns out it was the other way around all the time." - Jim Bouton

"I have observed that baseball is not unlike war, and when you get right down to it, we batters are the heavy artillery." - Ty Cobb

"The place was always cold, and I got the feeling that the fans would have enjoyed baseball more if it had been played with a hockey puck." - Andre Dawson

"Well, there are three things that the average man thinks he can do better than anybody else. Build a fire, run a hotel and manage a baseball team." - Rocky Bridges

"It's still the best game in town because you don't have to be big to play, and everybody plays. Even your grandmother probably played baseball." - Tommy Lasorda

"Baseball is too much of a sport to be called a business, and too much of a business to be called a sport." - Philip K. Wrigley

"Baseball is beautiful....the supreme performing art. It combines in perfect harmony the magnificent features of ballet, drama, art, and ingenuity." - Bowie Kuhn

"When I was a little boy, I wanted to be a baseball player and also join the circus. With the Yankees, I've accomplished both." - Graig Nettles

"You saw him standing out there, and you knew you had a pretty damn good chance to win the baseball game." - Red Ruffing

"I believe in the Church of Baseball. I tried all the major religions and most of the minor ones. I've worshipped Buddha, Allah, Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, trees, mushrooms and Isadora Duncan. I know things. For instance, there are 108 beads in a Catholic rosary and there are 108 stitches in a baseball. When I learned that, I gave Jesus a chance." - Ron Shelton

"The most overrated underrated player in baseball." - Lawrence Ritter

"Baseball reveals character; golf exposes it." - Ernie Banks

"Because of baseball I smelled the rose of life. I wanted to travel, and to have nice clothes. Baseball allowed me to do all those things, and most important, during my time with the Crawfords, it allowed me to become a member of the brotherhood of friendship which will last forever." - Cool Papa Bell

"Baseball and football are very different games. In a way, both of them are easy. Football is easy if you're crazy as hell. Baseball is easy if you've got patience. They'd both be easier for me if I were a little more crazy - and a little more patient." - Bo Jackson

"Taking the GED and moving on to my dream of playing baseball was what I wanted to do, and my mom and dad supported me." - Jeremy Bonderman

"I grew up with baseball; I played in Little League and went to games with my dad. But I, as I grew up, became more of a basketball fanatic than a baseball one." - Jonah Hill

"I grew up in a small town in Illinois, and my dad was a basketball coach. Thanks to him, I have excellent fundamentals in both basketball and baseball." - Nick Offerman

"Baseball is the president tossing out the first ball of the season. And a scrubby schoolboy playing catch with his dad on a Mississippi farm." - Ernie Harwell

"I was a momma's boy. I didn't get anything from Dad, except my body and baseball knowledge. The only time I spent with him was at the ballpark." - Barry Bonds

"I was late to the Knicks. My dad was a big fan. But I first started watching baseball; I became a Red Sox fan. My dad was a Mets fan. I wanted to have my own team and league." - Noah Baumbach

"My dad introduced me to baseball. Then one of my friends asked if I could play on a team; my dad said I could, and I just fell in love with the game." - Bert Blyleven

"Baseball is caring. Player and fan alike must care, or there is no game. If there's no game, there's no pennant race and no World Series. And for all any of us know there might soon be no nation at all. It is good to care - in any dimension. More Americans put their caring into baseball than into anything else I can think of - and most put at least a little of it there. Baseball can be trusted, as great art can, and bad art can't." - William Saroyan

"There should be a children's song: 'If you're happy and you know it, keep it to yourself and let your dad sleep'." - Jim Gaffigan

"Don't tell me about the world. Not today. It's springtime and they're knocking baseball around fields where the grass is damp and green in the morning and the kids are trying to hit the curve ball." - Pete Hamill

"I played everything. I played lacrosse, baseball, hockey, soccer, track and field. I was a big believer that you played hockey in the winter and when the season was over you hung up your skates and you played something else." - Wayne Gretzky

"The nicest Father's Day surprise of all for Dad would be if you handed him a box, and he unwrapped it, and there, inside, sitting on a bed of folded tissue, was the pair of his undershorts that somebody threw away six months ago (without asking Dad) because they had reached the stage where they were 3 percent undershorts and 97 percent holes. Dad misses those undershorts. They were his Faithful Undershorts Companion." - Dave Barry

"I had just turned 20, and Jackie told me the only way to be successful at anything was to go out and do it. He said baseball was a game you played every day, not once a week." - Hank Aaron

"Baseball is a game dominated by vital ghosts; it's a fraternity, like no other we have of the active and the no longer so, the living and the dead." - Richard Gilman

"My sisters and I can still recite Dad's grilling rules: Rule No. 1: Dad is in charge. Rule No. 2: Repeat Rule No. 1." - Connie Schultz

"I had watched Dad climb into the biggest arena and succeed. I wanted to find out if I had what it took to join him." - George W Bush

"My dad, like any coach, has always stressed the fundamentals. He taught me responsibility, accountability, and the importance of hard work." - Steve Young

"It's nice when they notice the deep voice from across the house, and they know it's papa. They know it's Dad." - Matthew Mcconaughey

"Of all the young men in America only a few hundred can get into major league baseball, and of these only a handful in a decade can get into the Hall of Fame. So it goes in all human activity. .. Some become multimillionaires and chairmen of the board, and some of us must be content to play baseball at company picnics or manage a credit union without pay." - William Feather

"I think there are only three things that America will be known for 2,000 years from now when they study this civilization: the Constitution, jazz music and baseball. They're the three most beautifully designed things this culture has ever produced." - Gerald Early

"A well-run restaurant is like a winning baseball team. It makes the most of every crew member's talent and takes advantage of every split-second opportunity to speed up service." - David Ogilvy

"A narrative voice with conviction is often hard to find. But not in baseball. The minors teach two lost American arts: how to chew tobacco and how to tell a story." - Thomas Boswell

"Conversation is the blood of baseball. It flows through the game, an invigorating system of anecdotes. Ballplayers are tale tellers who have polished their malarkey and winnowed their wisdom for years." - Thomas Boswell

"Baseball, like Pericles' Athens (or any other good society), is simultaneously democratic and aristrocratic. Anyone can enjoy it, but the more you apply yourself, the more you enjoy it." - George Will

"Baseball players quit playing and they take up golf. Basketball players quit, take up golf. Football players quit, take up golf. What are we supposed to take up when we quit?" - George Archer

"The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love." - Bryant Gumbel

"Baseball is a ballet without music. Drama without words." - Ernie Harwell

"The whole history of baseball has the quality of mythology." - Bernard Malamud

"One of the beautiful things about baseball is the history." - Jim Abbott

"Everything I learned about the game of baseball, I learned from my dad." - Roberto Alomar

"When I was a little boy, I didn't know what the Hall of Fame was. I was just playing the game of baseball, and I wanted to be just like my dad." - Roberto Alomar

"I think my mom and dad did a great job with that, because we [with brother] never had any competition in baseball. We always tried to help each other." - Bengie Molina

"I lived the baseball life as a kid, with my dad in it. And I lived the baseball life as an adult, because I was in it. When I retired, I wanted the opportunity to be a little bit more flexible and home-based for my kids." - Cal Ripken Jr

"If your dad is anything like mine, then you have no clue what to buy him for Father's Day. The only Father's Day tradition in my family is the annual conversation he and I have where I say, 'Hey, Dad, what do you want for Father's Day this year?' and he says, 'Nothing.' Then I ask my mom what I should get him and she says, 'He likes sandalwood soap, dangly jewelry and Chanel No. 5 perfume.'" - Michael Showalter

"When he hit it, I knew that it was my ball. But I had to catch it and it seemed like the hardest catch of my life. I said to myself, 'Two hands, just like your dad taught you.'" - Darin Erstad

"My dad has always taught me these words: care and share. That's why we put on clinics. The only thing I can do is try to give back. If it works, it works." - Tiger Woods

"People see Archie Bunker everywhere. Particularly girls; poor girls, rich girls, all kinds of girls are always coming up to me and telling me that Archie is just like their dad." - Carroll O'Connor

"His mom lived in Long Island for ten years or so. God rest her soul. And...although, she's...wait...your mom's still...your mom's still alive. Your dad passed. God bless her soul." - Joe Biden

"Any baseball is beautiful. No other small package comes as close to the ideal design and utility. It is a perfect object for a man's hand. Pick it up and it instantly suggests its purpose; it is meant to be thrown a considerable distance - thrown hard and with precision." - Roger Angell

"He [Gene Kelly] once told me dancing was a man's game, as much of a sport as baseball itself. And he made us believe that. He changed our minds and suddenly, all of America wanted to dance just like Gene Kelly." - Liza Minnelli

"You know this baseball game of ours comes up from the youth - that means the boys. And after you've been a boy, and grow up to know how to play ball, then you come to the boys you see representing themselves today in our national pastime." - Babe Ruth

"It is not heroin or cocaine that makes one an addict, it is the need to escape from a harsh reality. There are more television addicts, more baseball and football addicts, more movie addicts, and certainly more alcohol addicts in this country than there are narcotics addicts." - Shirley Chisholm

"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

"Golf is the only sport I know of where a player pays for every mistake. A man can muff a serve in tennis, miss a strike in baseball, or throw an incomplete pass in football and still have another chance to square himself. In golf, every swing counts against you." - Lloyd Mangrum

"I'm playing baseball because I love it, not because I need the money or attention. That is why I've been so dedicated. I've accomplished a lot of things no one ever thought I could, and I've done it from hard work." - Mike Piazza

"All that proves is that most of the world is too poor to build bowling alleys, golf courses, tennis courts and baseball fields. There's hundreds of millions of poor people out there who still ain't got indoor plumbing, but that don't mean there's something great about an outhouse. Soccer is boring. I've never seen a more boring sport." - Mike Royko

"Models are like baseball players. We make a lot of money quickly, but all of a sudden we're 30 years old, we don't have a college education, we're qualified for nothing, and we're used to a very nice lifestyle. The best thing is to marry a movie star." - Cindy Crawford

"All the courage and competitiveness of Jackie Robinson affects me to this day. If I patterned my life after anyone it was him, not because he was the first black baseball player in the majors but because he was a hero." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"Baseball and malaria keep coming back." - Gene Mauch

"I grew up playing football and baseball." - Amare Stoudemire

"I love being a dad, and I'm a great dad." - Russell Peters

"The first thing baseball wants to do is make you a superstar and then say that you owe baseball something. I don't owe baseball anything. Baseball owes me." - Hank Aaron

"I remember growing up, getting the Colorado Springs Sun in the morning and the Denver Post in the afternoon, and my dad just inhaling both of them, and me waiting to get the sports page from him. I fell in love with the craft. I remember being 9 years old and playing baseball in the backyard and coming in and writing little newspaper articles for my dad." - Pat Forde

"Hello again, everybody... It's a bee-yoo-tiful day for baseball." - Harry Caray

"Baseball fans love numbers. They love to swirl them around their mouths like Bordeaux wine." - Pat Conroy

"The saddest day of the year is the day baseball season ends." - Tommy Lasorda

"The only real game, I think, in the world is baseball." - Babe Ruth

"I thank heaven we have had baseball in this world... the kids... our national pastime." - Babe Ruth

"Baseball is the only major sport that appears backwards in a mirror." - George Carlin

"Baseball is our national pastime, that is if you discount political campaigning." - Ronald Reagan

"Talking to Yogi Berra about baseball is like talking to Homer about the Gods." - A Bartlett Giamatti

"If the Cincinnati Reds were really the first major league baseball team, who did they play?" - George Carlin

"Baseball is what we were, football is what we have become." - Mary Mcgrory

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

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

"If you're not having fun in baseball, you miss the point of everything." - Chris Chambliss

"It will revolutionize baseball. It will open a new area of alibis for the players." - Gabe Paul

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

"When I was a kid, I played sports a lot. My mom and dad were divorced, but I hung out in the neighborhood a lot, and it was all about sports. I would be out all day on the sand lot or on the hockey rink. My dad would take me to baseball games, but he worked so hard, and he would always fall asleep." - Alex Gibney

"Baseball gives ... a growing boy self-poise and self-reliance. Baseball is a man maker." - Albert Goodwill Spalding

"We (San Francisco) have football weather during baseball season, and baseball weather during football season." - Herb Caen

"Baseball is all I ever wanted. I could eat, sleep, and dream baseball." - Smoky Joe Wood

"I love the fans, I love the game of baseball, and I love Cincinnati baseball." - Pete Rose

"I'm a sports-watcher. I played football and baseball, coached baseball. So I watch those things." - Phil Jackson

"Dad played with me a great deal, as dads should do, and our chief sport was baseball. He bought me a hardball when I was three years old, and he used to sit in a rocker on the front porch while I sat on the grass in the yard, and we'd play catch by the hour." - Mordecai Brown

"I had a basketball net that my dad had put up outside. I went out there and dribbled all day long. I wanted to play basketball. Then Id go baseball, and then Id go to football. I remember playing football in a plowed field. I grew up going from one thing to the next wanting to play something." - Joe Gibbs

"My dad and I, we used to play baseball. I was the catcher. Which I liked. Until one day, I saw this game on TV, and I said, Hang on, how come their catcher doesn't have his hands tied to his ankles?" - Emo Philips

"I had a basketball net that my dad had put up outside. I went out there and dribbled all day long. I wanted to play basketball. Then I'd go baseball, and then I'd go to football. I remember playing football in a plowed field. I grew up going from one thing to the next wanting to play something." - Joe Gibbs

"The real beauty of it - key to my life was playing key chords on a banjo. For somebody else it may be a golf club that mom and dad put in their hands or a baseball or ballet lessons. Real gift to give to me and put it in writing." - Vince Gill

"My dad was the force behind me early on. He was just infatuated with baseball. He was the one that basically taught me how to play the game. He gave a lot of his time working out with me, practicing and taking me to a lot of different games. It was hard work between both of us." - Rafael Palmeiro

"Him [my dad] bringing me to the clubhouse when I was young helped me out because I see what they do in baseball and what it's about. He pretty much told me all this stuff when I was younger. Now it's just a matter of doing it." - Prince Fielder

"I love baseball, I really do. I always told my Dad, I'm not gonna make it working... I like to play ball too much. Which I did. I played hard. You gotta work at this game. You really do. And its fun doing it if you do it the right way." - Yogi Berra

"Even though my dad was a manager in the minor leagues, I still traveled around with him and saw it from the field out. Now, as an owner, you're kind of looking from the whole baseball activity from outside in, from a fan's perspective." - Cal Ripken Jr

"I was so small, I wasn't even going to go back out for my junior year. But my mom and dad sat me down and said, 'we didn't raise a quitter - you're going back out.' I made the team and everything happened from there." - Mark Buehrle

"Young people, your parents, with their maturity of years and experience you have not had, can provide wisdom, knowledge, and blessings to help you over life's pitfalls. You may find, that life's sweetest experiences come when you go to Mom and Dad for help." - Ezra Taft Benson

"We really had baseball in the family. Even that little habit I've got of chewing tobacco on the ball field sort of comes from my dad." - Nellie Fox

"I brought home a baby without telling [husband John McCain], and he not only took it in stride but loved it, immediately embracing Bridget, who shares John's very dry sense of humor, so she and her dad do pretty well together. If I hadn't taken Bridget out, I think she would have become a prostitute or worse, died." - Cindy McCain

"According to the group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, fish have feelings too. Whenever my sons go fishing they always tell me, "Dad it doesn't hurt a fish to get hooked." Well I watch and I see and I believe it's painful for the fish." - Donald Trump

"You know that family is going to be there for you no matter what. My dad gave me a freakin' kidney! But it's also the families that you create outside of your family. And you really find out what kind of people you're friends with." - Sarah Hyland

"I'm Hitler and my dad is Mussolini!" - Mel Gibson

"I'm a dad and that's pretty important." - Todd Akin

"I love my mom and dad." - Taylor Momsen

"Baseball caps never go out of style and are easy to wear. Beyond baseball, beyond sports, I really do think a baseball cap is for everyone." - David Wright

"Baseball is played by all countries now, and softball, too" - Tommy Lasorda

"Baseball fans are junkies, and their heroin is the statistic." - Robert S. Wieder

"I love baseball, and the door remains open." - Rafael Palmeiro

"There are only two seasons - winter and Baseball." - Bill Veeck

"My life as Mrs. Leo Durocher and baseball come first." - Laraine Day

"Baseball has undergone and absorbed a whole set of dislocations." - A Bartlett Giamatti

"Everything I have, I owe to baseball and the Dodgers." - Tommy Lasorda

"There is but one game and that game is baseball." - John Mcgraw

"I love baseball. And American Football, too. But not rugby." - Carlos Slim

"I bet on baseball in 1987 and 1988." - Pete Rose

"Baseball gives a growing boy self poise and self reliance." - Al Spalding

"I love my baseball, and I love my Phillies." - Chad Hurley

"Baseball is played by all countries now, and softball, too." - Tommy Lasorda

"More than any other American sport, baseball creates the magnetic, addictive illusion that it can almost be understood." - Thomas Boswell

"Say this much for big league baseball - it is beyond question the greatest conversation piece ever invented in America." - Bruce Catton

"Baseball is the only sport I know that when you're on offense, the other team controls the ball." - Ken Harrelson

"Baseball is reassuring. It makes me feel as if the world is not going to blow up." - Sharon Olds

"If you don't think baseball is a big deal, don't do it. But if you do, do it right." - Tom Seaver

"Baseball would be a better game if more third basemen got hit in the mouth by line drivers." - Dan Jenkins

"If a jury of your peers finds you not guilty, I will reinstate you back into baseball." - Kenesaw Mountain Landis

"The best possible thing in baseball is winning The World Series. The second best thing is losing The World Series." - Tommy Lasorda



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