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    Funny Baseball Quotes

    Of course we're all full aware of Yogi Berra's "Yogisms"....

    "Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours."

    "He hits from both sides of the plate. He's amphibious."

    "It's like deja-vu, all over again"

    "You can observe a lot just by watching."

    But how about some other great quotes? And it doesn't necessarily have to be by an athlete or manager.

    If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there is a man on base. - Dave Barry

    We're supposed to be perfect our first day on the job and then show constant improvement. - Ed Vargo, major league baseball umpire

    Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalised for too many players on the field - Jim Bouton

    Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster. - Joe Adcock

    When we played softball, I'd steal 2nd base, feel guilty and go back. - Woody Allen

    I'm beginning to see Brooks [Robinson] in my sleep. If I dropped a paper plate, he'd pick it up on one hop and throw me out at first. - Sparky Anderson

    And I never heard of this guy named Rocky Bridges until recently. Of course, unless you're a baseball historian, or really, really an old-timer, one probably wouldn't. He wasn't a stand-out player; but did play for the Reds for 4 years in the mid-50s.

    "It's a good thing I stayed in Cincinnati for four years It took me that long to learn how to spell it."

    "Coaching third with a pitcher on base is like being a member of a bomb disposal squad. The thing could blow up in your face at any moment."

    "You know when you've got it made? When you get your name in the crossword puzzles."
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

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    "Our next homestand is after this roadtrip" - Mickey Rivers
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    "If people don't want to come out to the ball park, nobody's gonna stop 'em." — Yogi Berra
    Opinions are like belly buttons. Everybody has one, and they don't want someone else's shoved into their face.

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    Re: Funny Baseball Quotes

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    Of course we're all full aware of Yogi Berra's "Yogisms"....

    But how about some other great quotes? And it doesn't necessarily have to be by an athlete or manager.
    Anything by Rickey Henderson.
    "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."

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    "Take those guys over to the other fields. I wanna see if they can play on the road."--Sparky Anderson
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    "Sit over here next to Johnathan (Bench)...sit right here, he's smart."--Sparky Anderson

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    This one's pretty funny:
    "We've just come to a point where we're not going to lose anymore."
    - Bob Castellini
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    Don't have the exact quote, but Lenny Randle once said the reason why he had didn't have as many homers in the second half of the season as the first half, was because the first half was longer.
    "Imagination is more important than knowledge." -- Albert Einstein

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    Who is keeping the Dustinator Funny Quote Journal? Man, those are a real hoot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoydsOfSummer View Post
    Who is keeping the Dustinator Funny Quote Journal? Man, those are a real hoot!
    I'm not sure the site could handle the bandwidth.
    "Imagination is more important than knowledge." -- Albert Einstein

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    "Ninety percent of my salary I spent on booze and women - and the other ten percent I wasted." -- Tug McGraw

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    (Concerning Bobby Richardson) "He don't smoke, he don't drink, and he still can't hit .250." -- Casey Stengel

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    Joe Garagiola commenting on the deal which sent he, Dick Cole, Bill Howerton, Howie Pollet and Ted Wilks to the Pirates for Cliff Chambers and Wally Westlake said "this was one of those trades that hurts both teams".

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoydsOfSummer View Post
    Who is keeping the Dustinator Funny Quote Journal? Man, those are a real hoot!
    I can't tell you how many times I've heard his favorite phrase in post-game interviews.... "Boy, that was a tough one there."

    Others....

    "Boy, Norris Hopper can hit that ball hard. Heís a strong little dude. The ball made a loud sound. I use my ears a lot. I can tell what kind of bat speed [he] has by that sound."

    ďAll Iíve seen is stats. Thereís more to being in the big leagues than just stats. Everyone is so stat-conscious. You get away from 'Can he do the little things to play winning baseball?'"

    ďIím big on driving in runs and scoring runs. Guys in the middle should score about close to equal to what they drive in. On-base percentage, thatís fine and dandy. But a lot of times guys get so much into on-base percentage that they cease to swing. Itís becoming a little bit out of control.Ē

    "It's called hitting, and it ain't called walking. Do you ever see the top 10 walking? You see top 10 batting average. A lot of those top 10 do walk. But the name of the game is to hit."

    "We're close. Real close"

    But the all-time winner is....

    "Personally, I like to play in the heat. It's easier for me. It's easier for most Latin guys and easier for most minority people. You don't find too many brothers in New Hampshire and Maine and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, right? We were brought over here for the heat, right? Isn't that history? Weren't we brought over because we could take the heat? Your skin color is more conducive to the heat than it is to the light-skinned people, right? You don't see brothers running around burnt and stuff, running around with white stuff on their ears and nose and stuff."
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

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    Ichiro commenting on his feelings for Cleveland, “To tell the truth, I’m not excited to go to Cleveland, but we have to. If I ever saw myself saying I’m excited going to Cleveland, I’d punch myself in the face, because I’m lying.”
    "This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Ichiro commenting on his feelings for Cleveland, ďTo tell the truth, Iím not excited to go to Cleveland, but we have to. If I ever saw myself saying Iím excited going to Cleveland, Iíd punch myself in the face, because Iím lying.Ē
    Would love to get some quotes from one of Ichiro's All-Star game pre-game, clubhouse rants. I hear they are legendary.
    "Imagination is more important than knowledge." -- Albert Einstein


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