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My first year in baseball, there were only one or two reporters. My second year, I got to the Triple-A playoffs, there were four or five. When I came up in 1984, I never saw so many people.
I played baseball in college, and then I went to Russia to study acting and played some pro ball over there.
If you could equate the amount of time and effort put in mentally and physically into succeeding on the baseball field and measured it by the dirt on your uniform, mine would have been black.
In baseball, you've got to keep working.
Ethnic life in the United States has become a sort of contest like baseball in which the blacks are always the Chicago Cubs.
My baseball career was a long, long initiation into a single secret: At the heart of all things is love.
I enjoy baseball more than anything and would like to be involved with it forever, but the reality is your survival is determined by how well you compete, not by your fondness for the game.
I love baseball. And American Football, too. But not rugby.
Every day I went to the ballpark in Yankee Stadium as well as on the road people were on my back. The last six years in the American League were mental hell for me. I was drained of all my desire to play baseball.
If you've ever been around a group of actors, you've noticed, no doubt, that they can talk of nothing else under the sun but acting. It's exactly the same way with baseball players. Your heart must be in your work.
Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of necessary evil to the luxury of baseball, like the odor that follows an automobile.
If you rush in and out of the clubhouse, you rush in and out of baseball.
Pee Wee Reese
I'm a guy who just wanted to see his name in the lineup everyday. To me, baseball was a passion to the point of obsession.
Whether you want to or not, you do serve as a role model. People will always put more faith in baseball players than anyone else.
You can't get real happy or real depressed when you play baseball. Baseball is a great sport in that it offers a player a lot of opportunities for atonement.
I'm married to football, baseball is my girlfriend.
Baseball is a public trust. Players turn over, owners turn over and certain commissioners turn over. But baseball goes on.
A cloud hangs over baseball. It's a cloud called drugs and it's permeated our game.
Humanity is the keystone that holds nations and men together. When that collapses, the whole structure crumbles. This is as true of baseball teams as any other pursuit in life.
No matter what I talk about, I always get back to baseball.
I don't care what you do - baseball or politics - George W. Bush is always going to be compared to his father. I just want it to be an easy answer in 50 years - Who was the better player, me, or my kids? I want it to be my kids.
Andy Van Slyke
Baseball is dull only to dull minds.
When I was in baseball and you went into the clubhouse, you didn't see ball players with curling irons.
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.
Up until the time I was 14 years old, I was sure that I was going to be a big-league baseball player. But that dream came to a rude awakening when I got cut from my high school baseball team.
Baseball hasn't been the national pastime for many years now - no sport is. The national pastime, like it or not, is watching television.
Watching baseball under the lights is like observing dogs indoors, at a pedigree show. In both instances, the environment is too controlled to suit the species.
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.
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.
I'm going through a divorce now. This is the second one, and like baseball, I'm not gonna get three strikes. I've been living by myself for five years and I'm very comfortable. I can play my guitar when I want to.
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