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" A lot of these catchers don't understand that they are blocking the plate and they don't have the ball. You're not allowed to block the plate without the ball. "
" You don't dominate any sport when you're over 40. "
" I'm built like my dad. Stocky, strong. "
" Obama's a great speaker. Because of his speaking ability and his appearance, a lot of guys got on board. Being the first African American, a lot guys got on board. "
" The game of baseball is better when the Dodgers are playing well, just like when the Yankees are playing well, or the Cubs, the Phillies, the big-name teams. "
" I bet on my team to win every night because I love my team; I believe in my team. I did everything in my power every night to win that game. "
" No one ever asked what was my relationship with Bart Giamatti. We used to talk about baseball a lot as a player and a commissioner, just talk about the game, what could we do to help the game, where's the game going, he was pretty good. "
" I actually went to some Gamblers Anonymous classes, and I sat there for three or four of them, and I'm trying to figure out what I have in similarities with these other people, and I could never find anything. It just seems like it wasn't the right place for me. "
" Hillary Clinton wrote a book. She got paid. I don't understand why I can't. "
" I like Barack Obama as a person. He's articulate, he knows sports, his brother-in-law's a coach. He always has the athletes to the White House. But I don't know about some of his policies and some of these people in Congress. "
" You know, baseball's not stupid. Baseball does what the fans want, usually. "
" Sparky Anderson taught me this a long time ago: 'There's three ways you can treat a person. You can pat 'em on the butt, you can kick 'em in the butt, or you can leave 'em alone.' "
" There is an old saying that money can't buy happiness. If it could, I would buy myself four hits every game. "
" I look at the records, and you don't win the Cy Young seven times or the MVP without being a good player. "
" I love WWE. "
" I'm not going to go back to gambling; I mean, it's as simple as that. "
" If you screw up and do something, don't lie about it; come clean. "
" I am grateful that I live in a nation where most believe that one's punishment should fit their wrongdoing and that ours is a nation that judges an individual by both what he has done and how he has changed. "
" Any time you've got big teams winning, you've got big stars. "
" I still gamble, but it's all legal. I own horses, and I go to watch my horse. I don't go daily. "
" I don't go to bed every night worried about getting back into baseball. "
" Some players you pat their butts, some players you kick their butts, some players you leave alone. "
" I owe baseball. Baseball don't owe me a damn thing. "
" No player or manager has greater respect for the umpires than I do, and I have demonstrated that over the years. "
" I've never looked forward to a birthday like I'm looking forward to my new daughter's birthday, because two days after that is when I can apply for reinstatement. "
" When guys do books or stories, all I like to see is the truth. "
" Sliding headfirst is the safest way to get to the next base, I think, and the fastest. You don't lose your momentum, and there's one more important reason I slide headfirst, it gets my picture in the paper. "
" I played with 11 Hall of Famers and played against 52 Hall of Famers, and I don't know any of them linked to steroids. "
" Doctors tell me I have the body of a thirty year old. I know I have the brain of a fifteen year old. If you've got both, you can play baseball. "
" Back in 1960 at Christmas time, I did work loading and unloading boxcars for Railway Express. That was a kind of weight training that helped me. I weighed about 160 when I started. I began to gain weight and kept right on gaining until I reached 195 pounds. "
" I know about winning batting titles. "