Happy Friday! If you are a Cubs fan, it has been a great week for you as “the curse” has finally been put to rest. As the glory of the 2016 World Series fades, I wanted to leave you with some baseball thoughts to keep you warm through the coming cold winter months. Spring training is less than four months away!
You can describe baseball in one word: ‘Youneverknow.’- Joaquin Andujar
The baseball mania has run its course. It has no future as a professional endeavor. — Cincinnati Gazette editorial, 1879
The secret of managing is to keep the guys who hate you away from the guys who are undecided.
– Casey Stengel
There comes a time in every man’s life and I’ve had many of them. – Casey Stengel
See that fella over there? He’s 20 years old. In 10 years, he’s got a chance to be a star. Now that fella over there, he’s 20 years old, too. In 10 years he’s got a chance to be 30.
– Casey Stengel
I remember one time going out to the mound to talk with Bob Gibson. He told me to get back behind the plate where I belonged, and that the only thing I knew about pitching was that I couldn’t hit it. – Tim McCarver
I have only one superstition. I touch all the bases when I hit a home run.
– Babe Ruth
I’ve had pretty good success with Stan by throwing him my best pitch and backing up third. – Carl Erskine, on how to pitch to Stan Musial:
I got my faults but living in the past is not one of them … there’s no future in it. – Sparky Anderson
Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can’t get you off.
– Bill Veeck
Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many players on the field? – Jim Bouton
There are two theories on hitting the knuckleball … unfortunately, neither of them works. – Charlie Lau
The way to catch a knuckleball is to wait for it to stop rolling and then pick it up. – Bob Uecker
It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future. – Yogi Berra
Thought for the Week
I’ve seen the future, and it’s much like the present, only longer.
– Dan Quizzenberry