Potent Quotables: Top 10 Baseball Quotes You've Never Heard
Baseball is unlike any other American sport.
While its popularity has diminished and has been overtaken by the NFL, there is no denying its rich history.
Over the history of the game, many words have been used to describe it.
Again, there is no denying baseball is steeped with some of the best quotes ever.
Many are well known: Yogi's, "It's déjà vu all over again.", Ernie Banks', "Let's play two."
Others are not as well known. Here are just a few.
"Baseball statistics are like a girl in a bikini. They show a lot, but not everything." - Toby Harrah (1983)
"A ball player's got to be kept hungry to become a big-leaguer. That's why no boy from a rich family ever made the big leagues" - Joe DiMaggio (1961)
"Barry Bonds? I'll tell you what, if he hit a home run off (Bob) Gibson or (Don) Drysdale and stood and admired it, they'd knock that earring out of his ear the next time up." - National League Umpire Doug Harvey
"Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he's losing; nobody wants to quit when he's ahead." - Jackie Robinson
"Being with a woman all night never hurt no professional baseball player. It's staying up all night looking for a woman that does him in." - Casey Stengel
"Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona." - George Will (1990)
"I don't know why people like the home run so much. A home run is over as soon as it starts...The triple is the most exciting play of the game. A triple is like meeting a woman who excites you, spending the evening talking and getting more excited, then taking her home. It drags on and on. You're never sure how it's going to turn out." - George Foster (1978)
"Things could be worse. Suppose your errors were counted and published every day, like those of a baseball player." - Unknown
But I couldn't resist Gary Coleman in a cowboy hat.
"People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." - Rogers Hornsby
"Baseball wrong—Man with four balls cannot walk." - Unknown
Have to admit, it does sound like a Confucianism.