My favorite baseball quotes or why I love the national pastime

My favorite baseball quotes or why I love the national pastime

Sadly, we are coming to the end of another baseball season. But the spring will be here before you know it, along with the refreshed hopes of millions of fans everywhere.

"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

"There are only two seasons. Winter. And baseball."  - Bill Veeck

"Opening day. All you have to do is say the words and you feel the shutters thrown wide, the room air out, the light pour in. In baseball, no other day is so pure with possibility. No scores yet, no losses, no blame or disappointment." -  Mary Schmich

"Any baseball is beautiful. No other small package comes as close to the ideal design and utility. It is a perfect object for a man's hand. Pick it up and it instantly suggests its purpose; It is meant to be thrown a considerable distance. Thrown hard and with precision."   -Roger Angell

"You see, you spend an awful lot of time gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out it was the other way around the whole time."   -Jim Bouton

"Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona."   -George F. Will

"A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz."   -Humphrey Bogart

"Baseball is a ballet without music. Drama without words."   -Ernie Harwell

"I am convinced that every boy, in his heart, would rather steal second base than an automobile."   -Tom Clark

"Playing baseball for pay-- Home run.      Teaching kids to play the game--  Priceless."   - Jack Perconte

"There is no room in baseball for discrimination. It is our national pastime and a game for all."   - Lou Gehrig

"You may glory in a team triumphant, but you fall in love with a team in defeat. Losing after great striving is the story of man, who was born to sorrow, whose sweetest songs tell of saddest thought, and who, if he is a hero, does nothing in life as becoming as leaving it."   - Roger Kahn, The boys of summer

"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone."   - A. Bartlett Giamatti


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