10-29-2012, 09:50 AM
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One of the things that I love about baseball is that it can generate some really colorful quotes. As polarizing as Ozzie Guillen can be, he occasionally comes up with a doozy.

Once, while managing a White Sox squad that was not particularly talented, he lamented, "You cannot win the Kentucky Derby with a bunch of donkeys". Biggrin

What is your favorite baseball quote?

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 10-29-2012, 09:56 AM
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Anything from Yogi Berra or Casey Stengel. Biggrin

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 10-29-2012, 10:06 AM
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I think." Yogi said "Making predictions is difficult, especially concerning the future" or similar words. how about "It's like deja vu all over again." Wink

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 10-29-2012, 10:12 AM
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Ah, the Deja vu all over again. A classic. 24

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 10-29-2012, 10:14 AM
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How about this Yogi treasure: "Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical."

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 10-29-2012, 10:40 AM
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"Holy Cow"
-Harry Caray

I know, not very profound, but I sure do miss hearing it.

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 10-29-2012, 10:47 AM
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"Oh Doctor, you can hang a star on that one!"
-Jerry Coleman, longtime announcer for the San Diego Padres, said when a home run was hit.

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 10-29-2012, 11:43 AM
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"Avoid the clap." Jimmy Dugan

Or..."There's no crying in baseball."

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 10-29-2012, 11:53 AM
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From the late and great Phil Rizutto "What a huckleberry he is " instead of using profanity to describe a stupid thing a ball player did.

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 10-29-2012, 12:09 PM
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Another Yogi-ism, "It ain't over til the fat lady sings".

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 10-29-2012, 12:51 PM
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(10-29-2012, 12:09 PM)bullgoose Wrote: Another Yogi-ism, "It ain't over til the fat lady sings".

Phil, I have to tell you, in my capacity as a non-sports nut, this thread and these posts have been hysterical. Biggrin

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 10-29-2012, 12:53 PM
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From the late Casey Stengel: "There comes a time in every man's life, and I've had plenty of them."

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 10-29-2012, 01:02 PM
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(10-29-2012, 12:51 PM)freddy Wrote:
(10-29-2012, 12:09 PM)bullgoose Wrote: Another Yogi-ism, "It ain't over til the fat lady sings".

Phil, I have to tell you, in my capacity as a non-sports nut, this thread and these posts have been hysterical. Biggrin

Thank you Freddy...for whatever reason Baseball is full of funny quotes.

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 10-29-2012, 01:04 PM
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How about this one from John Kruk, the former 1st baseman of the Philadelphia Phillies. When a woman caught him smoking in public she chastised him and and told him that as an athlete he was a role model. Kruk responded, "Lady, I am no athlete. I'm a baseball player". Biggrin

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 10-29-2012, 01:05 PM
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Here is another Krukism in response to comments that he was overweight -"I have never heard of a player going on the disabled list due to pulled fat".

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 10-29-2012, 01:18 PM
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Another from Casey Stengel. This from when the Mets were just starting out and were the object of my affection: "The Mets have shown me more ways to lose than I even knew existed."

The Mets, of course, got their revenge under the late great Gil Hodges when they went from 9th (second from last) place in 1968 to take all the cookies in 1969 by winning the World Series from the very heavily favored Baltimore Orioles and doing it in only five games. This feat was accomplished a mere seven years after the Mets came into existence.

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 10-29-2012, 01:47 PM
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(10-29-2012, 01:18 PM)freddy Wrote: Another from Casey Stengel. This from when the Mets were just starting out and were the object of my affection: "The Mets have shown me more ways to lose than I even knew existed."

The Mets, of course, got their revenge under the late great Gil Hodges when they went from 9th (second from last) place in 1968 to take all the cookies in 1969 by winning the World Series from the very heavily favored Baltimore Orioles and doing it in only five games. This feat was accomplished a mere seven years after the Mets came into existence.

LOL...I like it.

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 10-29-2012, 03:13 PM
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For Love of the game:

Jane Aubrey: Do you lose very much?
Billy Chapel: I lose. I've lost 134 times.
Jane Aubrey: You count them?
Billy Chapel: We count everything

Vin Scully: And you know Steve you get the feeling that Billy Chapel isn't pitching against left handers, he isn't pitching against pinch hitters, he isn't pitching against the Yankees. He's pitching against time. He's pitching against the future, against age, and even when you think about his career, against ending. And tonight I think he might be able to use that aching old arm one more time to push the sun back up in the sky and give us one more day of summer

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 10-30-2012, 04:39 AM
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Johnny Bench called...

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 10-30-2012, 08:00 PM
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From Yogi "Nobody goes there any more, it's too crowded" or "When you get to the fork in the road, take it" One of Americas living treasures for sure.

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