You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the damn plate and five the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all.
The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals, and three run homers.
Momentum? Momentum is the next day's starting pitcher.
Nobody likes to hear it, because it's dull, but the reason you win or lose is darn near always the same - pitching.
On my tombstone just write, 'The sorest loser that ever lived.'
No one's gonna give a damn in July if you lost a game in March.
I became an optimist when I discovered that I wasn't going to win any more games by being anything else.
I think there should be bad blood between all clubs.
In baseball, you can't kill the clock. You've got to give the other man his chance. That's why this is the greatest game.
This ain't a football game, we do this every day.
Don't worry, the fans don't start booing until July.
The job of arguing with the umpire belongs to the manager, because it won't hurt the team if he gets thrown out of the game.
The only thing that matters is what happens on the little hump out in the middle of the field.
A manager's job is simple. For one hundred sixty-two games you try not to screw up all that smart stuff your organization did last December.
I think the National League has better biorhythms in July.
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