SportByte™ Archives — April 2015

Posted 04.30.15 — "They say some of my stars drink whiskey. But I have found that the ones who drink milkshakes don't win many ballgames." — Casey Stengel, baseball manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 04.29.15 — "The key step for an infielder is the first one, to the left or right, but before the ball is hit." — Earl Weaver, baseball manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 04.28.15 — "I can see how he won twenty-five games. What I don't understand is how he lost five." — Yogi Berra, baseball player and manager, on Sandy Koufax, baseball pitcher [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 04.27.15 — "In order to become a big-league manager you have to be in the right place at the right time. That's rule number one." — Leo Durocher, baseball manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 04.26.15 — "Billy was a true Yankee — one of the truest ever. He always said he wanted to die a Yankee. He was his own man. He was fiery and could be charming. He was a great manager." — Bucky Dent, New York Yankees baseball player, on Billy Martin, Yankees player and manager, after Martin's death [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 04.25.15 — "I'd give the Yankees a quarter of a million dollars for him, and bury him in thousand dollar bills as a signing bonus." — Frank Lane, Chicago White Sox general manager, on Mickey Mantle, New York Yankees rookie, in 1951 [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 04.24.15 — "I don't like them fellas who drive in two runs and let in three." — Casey Stengel, baseball manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 04.23.15 — "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." — Earl Weaver, baseball manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 04.22.15 — "I always thought that record would stand until it was broken." — Yogi Berra, baseball player and manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 04.21.15 — "He has the ears of a seven footer." — Charles Barkley, upon being told by fellow TV commentator Kenny Smith during a broadcast that basketball player Maurice Cheeks was 6-foot-1 [Basketball Quotes from CharlesBarkley.com]

Posted 04.20.15 — "I never questioned the integrity of an umpire. Their eyesight, yes." — Leo Durocher, baseball player and manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 04.19.15 — "Billy Martin makes the game lean a little more toward professional wrestling. He might as well wear a hood and come to the park as the Masked Manager." — Mike Downey, sportswriter, on Billy Martin, baseball player and manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 04.18.15 — "If that guy were healthy he'd hit 80 home runs." — Carl Yastrzemski, baseball player, on Mickey Mantle, baseball player [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 04.17.15 — "You gotta lose 'em some of the time. When you do, lose 'em right." — Casey Stengel, baseball manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 04.16.15 — "On my tombstone just write, 'The sorest loser that ever lived." — Earl Weaver, baseball manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 04.15.15 — "We're lost, but we're making good time." — Yogi Berra, baseball player and manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 04.14.15 — "I’ve always thought if you can’t play, shut the hell up. I’ve been a big advocate of that theory." — Charles Barkley, basketball player and TV commentator, on what entitles a player to talk trash [Basketball Quotes from CharlesBarkley.com]

Posted 04.13.15 — "I'm wearing the same socks, shirt and underwear, too!" — Leo Durocher, baseball manager, on his superstitious practice of wearing the same garments during winning streaks [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 04.12.15 — "What does George know about Yankee pride? When did he ever play for the Yankees?" — Billy Martin, baseball player and manager, on George Steinbrenner, New York Yankees owner [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 04.11.15 — "That kid can hit balls over buildings." — Casey Stengel, baseball manager, commenting in 1951 on Mickey Mantle, rookie baseball player [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 04.10.15 — "I stayed up last night and watched the Republican Convention all night long. I watched all of them talk, and listened to them and seen them and I'm not interested in politics. If you watch them and listen to them you can find out why." — Casey Stengel, baseball manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 04.09.15 — "No one's gonna give a damn in July if you lost a game in March." — Earl Weaver, baseball manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 04.08.15 — "He hits from both sides of the plate. He's amphibious." — Yogi Berra, baseball player and manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 04.07.15 — "To all those people who went to the hospital last week jumping off the Knicks’ bandwagon…I told you so." — Charles Barkley, basketball player and TV commentator [Basketball Quotes from CharlesBarkley.com]

Posted 04.06.15 — "I made a game effort to argue but two things were against me: the umpires and the rules." — Leo Durocher, baseball manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 04.05.15 — "What I miss when I'm away is the pride in baseball. Especially the pride of being on a team that wins." — Billy Martin, baseball player and manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 04.04.15 — "There isn't any more that I can teach him." — Tommy Henrich, New York Yankees hitting instructor, on Mickey Mantle, rookie baseball player, in spring training in 1951 [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 04.03.15 — "They examined all of my organs. Some of them are quite remarkable. And others are not not so good. A lot of museums are bidding on them." — Casey Stengel, baseball manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 04.02.15 — "Nobody likes to hear it, because it's dull, but the reason you win or lose is darn near always the same — pitching." — Earl Weaver, baseball manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 04.01.15 — "Bill Dickey is learning me his experience." — Yogi Berra, baseball player and manager, on his New York Yankees teammate, Bill Dickey [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

    
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