SportByte™ Archives — January 2015

Posted 01.31.15 — "I owe it to my health and mental well-being to resign at this time, and I am very sorry that there were things written about (team owner) George Steinbrenner. He did not deserve them, nor did I say them. George and I have had our differences, and in most cases we have been able to resolve them." — Billy Martin, at a 1978 press conference marking his resignation as New York Yankees manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 01.30.15 — "The only thing I can do is play baseball. I have to play ball. It's the only thing I know." — Mickey Mantle, baseball player [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 01.29.15 — "You gotta learn that if you don't get it by midnight, chances are you ain't gonna get it, and if you do, it ain't worth it." — Casey Stengel, baseball manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 01.28.15 — "Coaches are an integral part of any manager's team, especially if they are good pinochle players." — Earl Weaver, baseball manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 01.27.15 — "If you ask me a question I don't know, I'm not going to answer." — Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra, baseball player [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 01.26.15 — "“(Birdman’s) hair looks like Tweety Bird." — Charles Barkley, NBA player and broadcaster, on the Mohawk haircut of NBA player Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen [Charles Barkley Quotes from CharlesBarkley.com]

Posted 01.25.15 — "I don't think so because I've got the reputation for being baseball's bad boy and I don't deserve it. But I think I'd make a good manager. For one thing, I know how to handle men. That's the secret of managing. For another, I know enough about the game, not fundamentals, but executing. I think I could get the most out of players with common sense and psychology. I'm fiery enough that I'd have their respect. Unfortunately, I don't think I'll ever get the chance and there's nothing in the world that can change that." — Billy Martin, in the final year of his career as a baseball player, on the likelihood of landing a job as a baseball manager. Martin went on to manage several teams, including five separate stints with the New York Yankees  [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 01.24.15 — "It was all I lived for, to play baseball." — Mickey Mantle, reflecting on his career as a baseball player [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 01.23.15 — "The trouble is not that players have sex the night before a game. It's that they stay out all night looking for it." — Casey Stengel, baseball manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 01.22.15 — "Bad ballplayers make good managers, not the other way around. All I can do is help them be as good as they are." — Earl Weaver, baseball manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 01.21.15 — "We were overwhelming underdogs." — Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra, baseball player, coach and manager, on the 'Amazing Mets' of 1969 [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 01.20.15 — "Everything looks nicer when you win. The girls are prettier. The cigars taste better. The trees are greener." — Billy Martin, baseball manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 01.19.15 — "All I had was natural ability." — Mickey Mantle, on his career as a baseball player [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 01.18.15 — "Now there's three things you can do in a baseball game: You can win or you can lose or it can rain." — Casey Stengel, baseball manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 01.17.15 — "A manager should stay as far away as possible from his players. I don't know if I said ten words to Frank Robinson while he played for me." — Earl Weaver, baseball manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 01.16.15 — "The future ain't what it used to be." — Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra, baseball player [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 01.15.15 — "All I know is (as a New York Yankees manager), I pass people on the street these days, and they don't know whether to say hello or to say good-bye." — Billy Martin, baseball manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 01.14.15 — "I guess you could say I'm what this country is all about." — Mickey Mantle, baseball player [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 01.13.15 — "Most people my age are dead at the present time and you can look it up." — Casey Stengel, baseball manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 01.12.15 — "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." — Earl Weaver, baseball manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 01.11.15 — "You can't think and hit at the same time." — Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra, baseball player [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 01.10.15 — "All hockey players are bilingual; they speak English and profanity." — Gordie Howe, NHL legend [Best Sports Quotes of All Time from USA Today]

Posted 01.09.15 — Some pay to see me win, some pay to see me lose, but they all pay." — Floyd Mayweather, boxer [Best Sports Quotes of All Time from USA Today]

Posted 01.08.15 — "Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps." — Tiger Woods, golfer [Best Sports Quotes of All Time from USA Today]

Posted 01.07.15 — "Hair." — Andy Roddick, tennis player, after Andre Agassi said, 'Let's see what you got, big boy.' [Best Sports Quotes of All Time from USA Today]

Posted 01.06.15 — "I'd rather be No. 2 in Chile and No. 1 in the world. I don't care about numbers right now." — Nicolas Massu, Chilean tennis player, on his world ranking [Best Sports Quotes of All Time from USA Today]

Posted 01.05.15 — "I'm in favor of it." — Adam McKay, NFL coach, on what he thought of his team's execution [Best Sports Quotes of All Time from USA Today]

Posted 01.04.15 — "Sometimes people ask, 'Are hockey fights real?' I say, 'If they weren't, I'd get in more of them.' " — Wayne Gretzky, hockey player [Best Sports Quotes of All Time from USA Today]

Posted 01.03.15 — "The secret is to have eight great players and four others who will cheer like crazy." — Jerry Tarkanian, college basketball coach [Best Sports Quotes of All Time from USA Today]

Posted 01.02.15 — "I never lost a game. I just ran out of time." — Michael Jordan, NBA team owner and former player  [Best Sports Quotes of All Time from USA Today]

Posted 01.01.15 — "They're the second best team in the world, and there's no higher praise than that." — Kevin Keegan, television analyst and former soccer player [Best Sports Quotes of All Time from USA Today]
 

    
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