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" A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings. "
" A baseball manager is a necessary evil. "
" A baseball swing is a very finely tuned instrument. It is repetition, and more repetition, then a little more after that. "
" A baseball team is like a band. Because, conceptually, there are no heroes in baseball - there's just the team. "
" A catcher must want to catch. He must make up his mind that it isn't the terrible job it is painted, and that he isn't going to say every day, 'Why, oh why with so many other positions in baseball did I take up this one.' "
" A cloud hangs over baseball. It's a cloud called drugs and it's permeated our game. "
" A comparison of the average professional baseball salary to the national average salary over the last one hundred years shows that for the first fifty years, 1920-1970, baseball players held a steady multiple of about 3.4 times the national average income. "
" Acting was something fun that my dad did, but baseball is what he really wanted to do. "
" After getting out of the service and going into baseball I never wanted to do anything else. "
" After Jackie Robinson the most important black in baseball history is Reggie Jackson, I really mean that. "
" Again, like I said, I went out to play the game of baseball because I love to play it. I did it right. I did it the right way. I worked hard doing it. "
" All I can do is do my best work, try to create the best kind of moment to moment reality that I can do. That's what I do. I'm an actor. And all the rest of it is like baseball. You hit the ball. Sometimes it goes in the hole. Sometimes it goes to the player. "
" All it takes to play baseball is a strong arm, good speed, and the coordination to hit the ball. That's it. "
" All these fifty-year-old guys wearing baseball caps and shorts and acting like children. It winds me up. Men don't have to take responsibility anymore. Most of the guys I know would punch me on the nose for saying this, but maybe we do have to bring back conscription. "
" Almost all of us growing up have played baseball on some level. It has an inside track with people. It has a unifying effect. "
" A lot of people tell me now I'm their inspiration. They say, 'I don't play baseball,' and then they mention whatever - engineer, doctor, college student, high school student - but they're hurt because, for some reason, people feel shame about themselves or embarrassed because they are short or skinny or fat or whatever. "
" Also I'm a part of the people that I've worked with in baseball that have been so great to me, Mr. Earl Mann of Atlanta, who gave me my first baseball broadcasting job. "
" Although baseball actually began as a game played largely by urban toughs, its image was soon reconstructed to mirror the country's pastoral myth. "
" Always wanted to be a Major League player. Loved baseball. Followed it. Loved to play. Plus, I could always hit. "
" America brought us the baseball cap; it's one of my favorite hats. "
" American history and the history of baseball are bound up together: our racial politics can be described and traced through it. "
" American leagues - baseball, ice hockey, American football and basketball - you are the best. But in a global sport like soccer, you're not. "
" And I'd be lying if I told you that as a black man in baseball I hadn't gone through worse times than my teammates. "
" And I found out, the other part of it is that I found out and in my desire to life successfully, that baseball fit very well into my life. It's been a great teacher, trainer, mentor and you'll see what I mean in the next few minutes that I have to speak. "
" And my father didn't have money for me to go to college. And at that particular time they didn't have black quarterbacks, and I don't think I could have made it in basketball, because I was only 5' 11". So I just picked baseball. "
" And of course in America you've got American football and baseball and all those other ball games, soccer has become a little niche that the women have kind of filled. "
" Andrew Carnegie loved libraries; he knew their importance to an educated society and as anchors to our communities. And so, just as some loyal baseball fans travel to attend games at all 30 major league stadiums, over the last decade or so, I have slowly, casually, visited Carnegie libraries whenever I am on the road. "
" And then came the nineties, when management, suddenly frightened that they had ceded control to the players, sought to restore baseball's profitability by 'running the game like a business.' "
" And when I retired, trust me, not only did Nolan Ryan, but the entire Ryan family had withdrawals from baseball. And it was tough. "
" Any one game in baseball doesn't tell you that much, just as any one poll doesn't tell you that much. "
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