SportByte™ Archives — March 2015

Posted 03.31.15 — "When I told Ernie [Johnson] about Soulja Boy, he said, ‘Is he in the Army?" — Charles Barkley, basketball player and TV commentator, recounting a conversation with Ernie Johnson, TV sportscaster, about rap singer Soulja Boy [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 03.30.15 — ""If you don't win, you're going to be fired. If you do win, you've only put off the day you're going to be fired." — Leo Durocher, baseball manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 03.29.15 — "There's nothing greater in the world than when somebody on the team does something good, and everybody gathers around to pat him on the back." — Billy Martin, baseball player and manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 03.28.15 — "His fielding leaves you wondering. Then he steps up to hit and all doubts start to fade." — Arch Murray, New York Post writer, on Mickey Mantle, baseball player, in spring training in 1951 [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 03.27.15 — "I would not admire hitting against Ryne Duren, because if he ever hit you in the head you might be in the past tense." — Casey Stengel, baseball manager, on bespectacled, sight-impaired, right-handed pitcher Ryne Duren, who was feared by batters because of his erratic control of his 100 mph fastball [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 03.26.15 — "It's what you learn after you know it all that counts." — Earl Weaver, baseball manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 03.25.15 — "Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical." — Yogi Berra, baseball player and manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 03.24.15 — "If I had a body like that I’d walk around with my shirt off, too." — Charles Barkley, basketball player and TV commentator, on Dwight Howard, basketball player, after seeing footage of Howard shirtless in the locker room [Basketball Quotes from CharlesBarkley.com]

Posted 03.23.15 — ""If I were playing third base and my mother were rounding third with the run that was going to beat us, I'd trip her. Oh, I'd pick her up and brush her off and say, 'Sorry, Mom,' but nobody beats me." — Leo Durocher, baseball player and manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 03.22.15 — "The two of them deserve each other. One's a born liar; the other's convicted." — Billy Martin, baseball manager, on Reggie Jackson, baseball player, and George Steinbrenner, Yankees team owner  [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 03.21.15 — "He can run, steal bases, throw, hit for average, and hit with power like I've never seen. Just don't put him at shortstop." — Harry Craft, minor league manager, on Mickey Mantle, baseball player [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 03.20.15 — "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, baseball manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 03.19.15 — "I think there should be bad blood between all clubs." — Earl Weaver, baseball manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 03.18.15 — "A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore." — Yogi Berra, baseball player and manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 03.17.15 — "I think the problem with [Michael] Beasely is the three inches he lost between the college and the NBA. Beasley was 6’10” in college and 6’7” when he entered the NBA." — Charles Barkley, basketball player and TV commentator [Basketball Quotes from CharlesBarkley.com]

Posted 03.16.15 — "God watches over drunks and third basemen." — Leo Durocher, baseball player and manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 03.15.15 — "You're going to be a great player, kid." — Jackie Robinson, baseball player, to Mickey Mantle, baseball player, after the 1952 World Series [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 03.14.15 — "I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks in batting practice." — Casey Stengel, baseball manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 03.13.15 — "I think the National League has better biorhythms in July." — Earl Weaver, baseball manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 03.12.15 — "The wind always seems to blow against catchers when they're running." — Yogi Berra, baseball player and manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 03.11.15 — "“Let me tell you something, if David Wells ever outruns me, I don’t even know, I’ll do the worst thing I could ever do to myself. Boomer can’t outrun me, I’m offended. Boomer, I should come to your house and slap the hell out of you if you even dream about outrunning me. Only way he can outrun me — you know those little dog races where they put a rabbit out in front? We put a ham hock out in front of Boomer, a ham hock, a neck bone or a pig’s foot." — Charles Barkley, basketball player and TV commentator, on being challenged to a footrace by baseball player David "Boomer" Wells [Basketball Quotes from CharlesBarkley.com]

Posted 03.10.15 — "Buy a steak for a player on another club after the game, but don't even speak to him on the field. Get out there and beat them to death." — Leo Durocher, baseball player and manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 03.09.15 — "The only real way to know you've been fired is when you arrive at the ballpark and find your name has been scratched from the parking list." — Billy Martin, baseball player and manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 03.08.15 — "Mantle had more ability than any player I ever had on that club." — Casey Stengel, baseball manager, on Mickey Mantle, baseball player [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 03.07.15 — "All right. Everybody line up alphabetically according to your height." — Casey Stengel, baseball manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 03.06.15 — "I never got many questions about my managing. I tried to get twenty-five guys who didn't ask questions." — Earl Weaver, baseball manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 03.05.15 — "Slump? I ain't in no slump... I'm just not hitting." — Yogi Berra, baseball player and manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 03.04.15 — "You can’t fake hustle. You either have to be into the game or not. Cleveland is trying to win the championship and Detroit has one foot in Cancun. They are packing up their stuff as we speak." — Charles Barkley, basketball player and TV commentator [Basketball Quotes from CharlesBarkley.com]

Posted 03.03.15 — "As long as I've got a chance to beat you I'm going to take it." — Leo Durocher, baseball player and manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 03.02.15 — "Sometimes I would do just the opposite of what George wanted me to do, because I won't let anyone tell me how to manage. If I'm going down the tube, I'm going to do it my way." — Billy Martin, baseball player and manager, on George Steinbrenner, New York Yankees owner [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 03.01.15 — "That boy Mantle is a good one." — Ty Cobb, baseball player, on Mickey Mantle, baseball player [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]
 

    
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