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"I'm in the major league now." - Pitbull

"Feeling is to lose a major league game." - Chuck Tanner

"I always wanted to be a major-league baseball player." - Bryce Harper

"It's a sensitive thing, playing major league baseball." - Tony La Russa

"I don't want to be a Major League coach." - Barry Bonds

"My dreams do not end with playing Major League Baseball." - Derek Jeter

"You can't know what it's like to be a major league umpire unless you were a major league umpire." - Doug Harvey

"Major League Baseball is the best league in the world, full of capable hitters up and down every single lineup." - Ron Darling

"This illuminates not only fans' interest in major league teams but also the minors and even Little League." - John Thorn

"The league, I think, is doing well. It's growing, it's maturing, and it's becoming a better league. (on Major League Soccer)" - Cobi Jones

"The greatest feeling in the world is to win a major league game. The second-greatest feeling is to lose a major league game." - Chuck Tanner

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

"There's Adam Clymer, major league asshole from The New York Times." - George W Bush

"Between me and my roommate, we've hit 400 Major League home runs." - Bob Uecker

"The fourth major league game I ever saw in person, I was in uniform" - Ryne Sandberg

"My dream was to play Major League baseball. I've lived that dream." - Scott Rolen

"The only dream I've ever had is to become a major league baseball player." - Mark Teixeira

"Too many kids today are playing major league ball and don't belong there." - Joe Dimaggio

"The fourth major league game I ever saw in person, I was in uniform." - Ryne Sandberg

"Major League Baseball should retire Roberto Clemente's number, just like they did Jackie Robinson's." - Carlos Beltran

"I think it's a natural fit, major league baseball and country music." - Joe Nichols

"At the minor-league and major-league level, you know how important your coaching staff is, but in a big market it becomes absolutely huge." - Mike Quade

"The Florida State League was considered the top A-league back then. You played in the spring training parks of major league teams, traveled throughout some great cities in Florida, and the pay was the best in A-ball." - Jim Evans

"I played on the 2001 team, the team that won the most games in the history of Major League Baseball and also I played on one of the worst teams of Major League Baseball." - Ichiro Suzuki

"She'll be evaluated like any other Double-A umpire. Major League Baseball has never attempted to influence our decision" - Mike Fitzpatrick

"I want to be the first player to show what Japanese batters can do in the major league." - Ichiro Suzuki

"My major league debut came at old Busch Stadium on Grand Avenue in St. Louis against the Pittsburgh Pirates." - Steve Carlton

"But I want you to know that what I'm doing here I'm doing as a ballplayer, a major league ballplayer." - Curt Flood

"Always wanted to be a Major League player. Loved baseball. Followed it. Loved to play. Plus, I could always hit." - Stan Musial

"What I found fascinating was just how quickly the best of the young Negro League players were drafted into the major leagues once Branch Rickey broke the color line by hiring Jackie Robinson. It was clear that all of the major league owners already knew the talents of the black ballplayers that they had refused to let into their league." - Walter Dean Myers

"I became a major league manager in several cities and was discharged. We call it discharged because there was no question I had to leave." - Casey Stengel

"I'm a Major League 3rd Baseman. If you want to go play in parking lot, I'm suppose to stop the ball." - Brooks Robinson

"When in comes to bullshit...bigtime, major league bullshit...you have to stand in awe of the all-time champion of false promises and exaggerated claims...religion." - George Carlin

"You're probably not a member of a major league baseball team, your errors, unless they are truly spectacular, don't show up in the morning paper." - Jane Goodsell

"The only thing that keeps this organization from being recognized as one of the finest in baseball is wins and losses at the major league level." - Chuck LaMar

"Man, I've got a Rolls-Royce. Big house. Limo. All those things. This is why every kid's dream is to be a major-league ballplayer." - Lou Whitaker

"Whether you're playing in the minor leagues or major-league divisions, wherever you are, it's always nice to be recognized as an All-Star." - Gaby Sanchez

"To be able to play baseball for those nine innings in front of a major league crowd is a special privilege." - Mark Teixeira

"The chance to be a general manager in major-league baseball and for a franchise as storied as this one, probably as storied as the Giants, is great." - Ned Colletti

"Due to the NFL lockout, I'm excited to be able to follow my childhood dream of playing for a Major League Soccer team." - Chad Ochocinco

"I've always said, "You make a lot of money in Major League Baseball, and it's all guaranteed, so what do you have to lose by going all out?" ." - Prince Fielder

"I played for nine different teams throughout my 22-year major league career and I loved every moment of every team." - Goose Gossage

"Major League Baseball has not forgotten and will never forget the great contribution and sacrifice that Jackie made to baseball and to all of society" - Bud Selig

"My motive, and I will make it clear and look you in the eyes, is to attack major league baseball. That's my motive." - Jose Canseco

"Major League Baseball has prostate awareness for two weeks leading up to Father's Day, and I want to get involved in that." - Steve Garvey

"I think sometimes Hall of Famers might get labeled as guys who aren't suited for a coaching job or to be back at the Major League level." - Ryne Sandberg

"A major league pitching coach is a really difficult job. It takes a big commitment in terms of time, travel and workload." - David Cone

"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

"Major league baseball is about the history of the game. Baseball history is so important. It's so much more than money." - Joe Torre

"In 1906, I developed pleurisy and was unable to get into condition. So I asked for my release and obtained it. So ended my Major League career." - Kid Nichols

"Do' major on the fall, major on getting up!" - Jerry Savelle

"Taiwan is a major economy." - William C. Kirby

"Don't major in minor things." - Anonymous

"Ground control to Major Tom." - David Bowie

"I'm anxious to face them (major league pitchers) all, but in reality I'm looking forward most to (Boston's) Pedro Martinez. He was with the major league team that came to Japan in 1996, just before he became a superstar. I'm anxious to see how much he's improved. And I'm anxious to see how much I've improved against him." - Ichiro Suzuki

"From the time I was 3, I wanted to be a major-league player. To accomplish that at 35, get my name on my jersey, be in the clubhouse with major-league players, see my family for the first time in three months, be in my home state and pitch the day I got called up, was incredible." - Jim Morris

"Major League Baseball has the best idea of all. Three years before they'll take a kid out of college, then they have a minor league system that they put the kids in. I'm sure that if the NBA followed the same thing, there would be a lot of kids in a minor league system that still were not good enough to play in the major NBA." - Bobby Knight

"Life's major challenge: getting reborn often enough." - James Broughton

"Teachers perform major miracles in America, daily." - Meryl Streep

"The world order needs a major overhaul." - George Soros

"Fear and doubt are major stampeders." - Karen Marie Moning

"Getting into a fight with a popular senior. Pissing off a school teacher and the local chief of police. Hanging with two major-league losers." She slapped my back. "Welcome to high school." - Harlan Coben

"I used to be hyper, throw crazy and not think about what I wanted to do with each pitch. Now I have a better understanding of what it is to be a major league pitcher." - Johan Santana

"They think America is like a major league in entertainment. For me personally being here for the past year-and-a-half, I know some of the arguments and discrepancies African American actors have with the opportunities here." - Aml Ameen

"Some kids dream of joining the circus, others of becoming a major league baseball player. I have been doubly blessed. As a member of the New York Yankees, I have gotten to do both." - Graig Nettles

"The best example of how impossible it will be for Major League Baseball to crack down on steroids is the fact that baseball and the media are still talking about the problem as "steroids." - Malcolm Gladwell

"The street to obscurity is paved with athletes who perform great feats before friendly crowds. Greatness in major league sports is the ability to win in a stadium filled with people who are pulling for you to lose." - George Allen

"We used to have an all-Black baseball team, all Black stars and when White folks took Jackie Robinson and brought him into the major league that was the beginning of the crushing of Black baseball teams and leagues." - Louis Farrakhan

"My coaching staff gets to go to the World Series. From a financial perspective that's great for coaches because baseball coaches in the Major League level don't really make that much money. People don't realize that." - Joe Maddon

"It's a mere moment in a man's life between the All-Star Game and an old timer's game. -During the 1980 Major League Baseball All-Star Game held at Dodger Stadium" - Vin Scully

"My mom is always with me. When I made my major-league debut I told her, 'That's it. You don't work anymore. I'm going to work and take care of you.'" - Melky Cabrera

"Many of the greatest black athletes of all time played baseball for no money and no recognition. I'm just sorry many major league fans never got to see them play, because many of them were awesome." - Monte Irvin

"That's what every young kid thinks about when they first put on a uniform - is to play in the Major League and then, ultimately, play in a World Series. To me, that was the ultimate, winning in '86." - Gary Carter

"There are a handful of legacy clubs like the Dodgers in each league. They're in major markets and have a history of winning where, if you do things right, there's an enormous upside." - Dave Checketts

"I can't remember a major league game where I could make eye contact with my dad. I kept wondering if he was going to yell at me for hanging a pitch or something." - David Cone

"Anyone interested in becoming a professional umpire and becoming eligible to work in the minor leagues must attend one of the two umpire schools sanctioned by Major League Baseball." - Jim Evans

"Growing up, I looked up to major league baseball players, and now these young women have amazing, incredible women all across the board, from swimming to gymnastics to softball to basketball." - Jennie Finch

"The interesting thing is that it seems like George W. Bush would have been happy being the president of anything. He could have been president of Major League Baseball." - Eddie Vedder

"The best example of how impossible it will be for Major League Baseball to crack down on steroids is the fact that baseball and the media are still talking about the problem as 'steroids.'" - Malcolm Gladwell

"I'm honored and excited to be chosen to lead MLSE, a world-class sports and entertainment organization with the major league teams, premier facilities and employee team that rank with the very best across North America and internationally." - Tim Leiweke

"I want to be part of Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame, but I don't want to be part of the kind of Hall of Fame that's based on voters' beliefs and assumptions." - Barry Bonds

"My mom is always with me. When I made my major-league debut I told her, 'That's it. You don't work anymore. I'm going to work and take care of you." - Melky Cabrera

"Austin, Texas, and Columbus, Ohio, are the two toughest communities in which you have to put together a winning football team. They are both big metropolitan areas without professional football and major league baseball to sidetrack them." - Brent Musburger

"And then when I went to stay in '68, I can honestly say that I was not focused on my career and on what it took to be a major league pitcher and to be a starting pitcher." - Nolan Ryan

"One of my favorite expressions ever uttered by a player is Roy Campanella's line about how, in order to be a major-league player, you have to have a lot of little boy in you." - Vin Scully

"Major League Baseball has always recognized the influence that our stars can have on the youth of America. As such, we are concerned that recent revelations and allegations of steroid use have been sending a terrible message to young people." - Bud Selig

"So, who in the media is without sin among us? I am in the media and I am a major league sinner. I don't know anyone except my wife who isn't a big time sinner." - Ben Stein

"As a supporter of the Prostate Cancer Foundation and their Home Run Challenge program, I am extremely grateful for the valuable partnerships and relationships built with Major League Baseball and our affiliates." - Joe Torre

"I got an offer in 1992 to buy a major-league team. I turned down the offer because I don't want my love of the game to involve business." - Garth Brooks

"I would love to see as many of the black players as possible in today's Major League Baseball make every effort to go to the Negro Leagues Museum and get a first-hand view of how it all started." - Ferguson Jenkins

"When people say 'American soccer,' they think of the U.S. national team. But American soccer also includes Major League Soccer, and until we have a league that produces players at the rate other leagues around the world do, I don't believe we'll ever get to where we want to be." - Landon Donovan

"When I got sponsored, it symbolized a major change and a major shift in skateboarding." - Mike Vallely

"They thinking small, man, and this is a major, major deal." - Ray Nagin

"I enjoyed hitting in the Major Leagues more than in the Minor Leagues. I didn't want to tell anybody it was easier, because I didn't want to sound cocky. But Major League pitchers had better control, and most of them were around the plate." - Willie Mccovey

"The garden lies, A league of grass, wash'd by a slow broad stream." - Alfred Tennyson

"I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Small things done consistently, in strategic places, create major impact." - David Allen

"Congress is responsible for every major change in India" - Sonia Gandhi

"The medical establishment has become the major threat to health." - Ivan Illich

"My major preoccupation is the question, 'What is reality?'" - Philip K Dick

"In a major matter no details are small." - Jean Francois Paul de Gondi

"And Jet, I thought the Major was a lady suffragette." - Paul Mccartney

"I am the very model of a modern major general" - W. S. Gilbert

"Listening to evangelicals bridges major political fault line." - Barack Obama

"Trump affects the world in a major way." - William

"The fragmentation of armed groups is among our major concerns" - Maurizio Giuliano

"Decisions can be a major challenge for all of us..." - Les Brown

"We have major fiscal problems on our hand." - Chaka Fattah

"Impotence is one of the major hazards of cigarette smoking." - Loni Anderson

"I want to get out of the major opera houses." - Renee Fleming

"Disco is a major influence in the world of fashion." - Neil Bogart

"You know, there were major problems in my marriage." - Hulk Hogan

"The major deterrent to war is in a man's mind." - Arleigh Burke

"True love knows no league." - Amy Butler Greenfield

"I respect the Premier League." - Zlatan Ibrahimovic

"America overflows with specious 'victims' demanding redress for spurious grievances. However, one genuinely oppressed minority is getting overdue relief. Beginning with spring training in Arizona and Florida, Major League Baseball, taking pity on traumatized pitchers, is directing umpires to enforce the strike zone as defined in the rulebook. What a concept." - 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." - George Will

"My major league debut came at old Busch Stadium on Grand Avenue in St. Louis, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The first pitch I threw was to third baseman Bob Bailey. It was a fastball, low and away. He ripped it for a home run down the left field line. I said, 'Damn, that was a pretty good pitch." - Steve Carlton

"Like a lot of people who get into coaching, I was impacted by the people in my life. Certainly my father (John) who coached me in youth league baseball, and my high school coach, Joe Moore, were mentors and major influences." - Kirk Ferentz

"Baseball people are generally allergic to new ideas; it took years to persuade them to put numbers on uniforms, and it is the hardest thing in the world to get Major League Baseball to change anything-even spikes on a new pair of shoes-but they will eventually...they are bound to." - Branch Rickey

"On behalf of Major League Baseball, I am terribly saddened by the sudden passing of Kirby Puckett. He was a Hall of Famer in every sense of the term. He was revered throughout the country and will be remembered wherever the game is played. Kirby was taken from us much too soon - and too quickly." - Bud Selig

"This is a sad day for the Minnesota Twins, Major League Baseball and baseball fans everywhere. I loved Kirby deeply. A tremendous teammate, Kirby will always be remembered for his never-ending hustle, infectious personality, trademark smile and commitment to the community." - Carl Pohlad

"There is a double-standard between men and women. My father was a major league baseball player, and I grew up thinking I could have the same attitude on the field that he did. When I did that in real life, people thought I was a total bi-atch." - Katie Uhlaender

"He was something like zero for twenty-one the first time I saw him. His first major league hit was a home run off me and I'll never forgive myself. We might have gotten rid of Willie (Mays) forever if I'd only struck him out." - Warren Spahn

"When I was a small boy in Kansas, a friend of mine and I went fishing. I told him I wanted to be a real Major League baseball player, a genuine professional like Honus Wagner. My friend said that he'd like to be President of the United States. Neither of us got our wish." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"God disguised as myriad things, and playing a game of tag has kissed you and said, "You're it. I mean you're really it. Now it does not matter what you believe or feel. For something wonderful, something major-league wonderful, is someday going to happen."" - Hafez

"In the history of enterprise, most of the protagonists of major new products and companies began their education - not in the classroom, where the old ways are taught, but in the factories and labs where new ways are wrought ... nothing has been so rare in recent years as an Ivy League graduate who has made a significant innovation in American enterprise." - George Gilder

"I hope that the biggest change in the game is that people are saying that Major League Baseball owns the next generation. That is what I aspire to, everything we're trying to do is about that, and I hope I have enough time and enough help to get that done." - Rob Manfred

"The interesting thing is that it seems like George W. Bush would have been happy being the president of anything. He could have been president of Major League Baseball. Less people killed. It wouldn't have affected the world on a planetary level. Sure, there would have been little things. There would have been scandals and kind of numbskull things here and there ." - Eddie Vedder

"Major league baseball players and owners should meet immediately to enact the standards that apply to the minor leagues, and if they don't, I will have to introduce legislation that says professional sports will have minimum standards for testing. I'll give them until January, and then I'll introduce legislation." - John Mccain

"It's a passing of a great American tradition. It is sad. I really and truly feel that. It will leave a vast window, to use a Washington word, where people will not get Major League Baseball and I think that's a tragedy. -At the end of the last NBC Game of the Week, October 9, 1989)" - Vin Scully

"It was always just trying to move to the next limit. I didn't think about making the major leagues - every kid has that dream, I had it, but when I was in Little League I just wanted to make the junior high team. When I was in junior high, I wanted to make the Varsity team." - Jim Abbott

"There were never a lot of attacks on my work. We were building more parks than were ever built in the city, building more recreation centers, fixing more streets. We had national events, the Super Bowl, the (Major League Baseball) All-Star game, Final Four. We built seven hotels. The city hadn't built a hotel in 20 or more years." - Kwame Kilpatrick

"I never had the slightest desire to be a major league manager, and all knew it. But Ban Johnson, Bob Hedges, and Jimmy McAleer persuaded me that the Browns were in a sort of a jam, and it was up to me, as an old standby, to do what I could." - Bobby Wallace

"Jamie Moyer was in his third year as a major league pitcher and was, by his own admission, still wide-eyed,watching everything going on around him and soaking it in. He paid particular attention to older teammates on his Chicago Cubs squad, hoping to emulate habits that had allowed those veterans to extend their careers." - Don Yaeger

"My life has changed in many ways, both on an economic and personal level. All major league players are accorded the respect they deserve. In Cuba, it was not that way. National team players were not respected. The treatment was not adequate." - Yoenis Cespedes

"Growing up, I looked up to major league baseball players, and now these young women have amazing, incredible women all across the board, from swimming to gymnastics to softball to basketball. It is incredible how far women have come and women in sports have come." - Jennie Finch

"I think the outside world can learn a lot about how to act by watching a major league clubhouse. I don't think you want to do everything the same, but there's a lot of things I think people could learn from." - Terry Francona

"When you - when you become the manager of a major league team, particularly the Dodgers, to me, that's a privilege and an honor. No matter where you go or what you do, you represent that position that you have. And you represent that organization that gave you the opportunity to be doing what you're doing." - Tommy Lasorda

"Major league baseball has asked its players to stop tossing baseballs into the stands during games, because they say fans fight over them and they get hurt. In fact, the Florida Marlins said that's why they never hit any home runs. It's a safety issue." - Jay Leno

"The first intimation I had that the Yankees were for sale was through an item to that effect in the newspapers. The idea instantly occurred to me that here was a prospect to become interested in a major-league club at home." - Jacob Ruppert

"Jamie Moyer was in his third year as a major league pitcher and was, by his own admission, still wide-eyed, watching everything going on around him and soaking it in. He paid particular attention to older teammates on his Chicago Cubs squad, hoping to emulate habits that had allowed those veterans to extend their careers." - Don Yaeger

"Baseball people are generally allergic to new ideas; it took years to persuade them to put numbers on uniforms, and it is the hardest thing in the world to get Major League Baseball to change anything-even spikes on a new pair of shoes-but they will eventually...they are bound to." - Branch Rickey

"When you see Major League Baseball putting academies in other countries, obviously that throws up a red flag. You wonder why they ain't going up in our neighborhood. Bottom line, what I see, I talk about... I see it over and over. If anybody can show me I'm wrong, then show me." - Gary Sheffield

"Now, modern economies have a very effective mechanism for deciding if salaries are really too high: it's called the free market. That's how most people's salaries are set, after all, including those of major-league baseball players and European soccer players." - James Surowiecki

"One time I was doing a speech to a group of kids, and just before I get there, I see this little kid crying. I found out they just lost a game, and he was the losing pitcher. I went over there, put my arm around him, and said, 'What are you crying for? When major league players lose, they don't cry.'" - Tommy Lasorda

"I find C major to be the key of strength, but also the key of regret. E major is the key of confidence. A-flat major is the key of renunciation." - Bob Dylan

"Protecting dozens of major coastal cities from future flooding will be challenging enough-rebuilding major coastal cities destroyed by super-hurricanes will be an almost impossible task." - Joseph J. Romm

"A major writer combines these three - storyteller, teacher, enchanter - but it is the enchanter in him that predominates and makes him a major writer." - Vladimir Nabokov



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