SportByte™ Archives — August 2015

Posted 08.31.15 — "I have a tip that can take five strokes off anyone's game. It's called an eraser." — Arnold Palmer, professional golfer [Golf Quotes from Arnold Palmer]

Posted 08.30.15 — "You argue with the umpire because there is nothing else you can do about it." — Leo Durocher, baseball manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 08.29.15 — "After a play in the field Casey would turn (to the players on the bench) and say 'What did he do wrong?' or 'You're better than that guy.' Either way, he'd keep them from getting stale." — Mickey Mantle, baseball player, on Casey Stengel, baseball manager — [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 08.28.15 — "Some of you fellers are getting 'Whiskey Slick." — Casey Stengel, baseball manager, to baseball players Mickey Mantle, Billy Martin and Whitey Ford in a team meeting scolding them about their off the field antics [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 08.27.15 — "So I'm ugly. I never saw anyone hit with his face." — Yogi Berra, baseball player and manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 08.26.15 — "Once a man has made a commitment to a way of life, he puts the greatest strength in the world behind him. It’s something we call heart power. Once a man has made this commitment, nothing will stop him short of success.” — Vince Lombardi, football coach [Quotes from Vince Lombardi]

Posted 08.25.15 — "Every great batter works on the theory that the pitcher is more afraid of him than he is of the pitcher." — Ty Cobb, baseball player [Baseball Quotes from Ty Cobb]

Posted 08.24.15 — "Those who go along get along." — Sam Snead, professional golfer [Golf Quotes from Sam Snead]

Posted 08.23.15 — "Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study." — Red Auerbach, basketball coach and team executive [Quotes from Red Auerbach]

Posted 08.22.15 — "Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved. It's being able to take it as well as dish it out. That's the only way you're going to get respect from the players." — Larry Bird, basketball player [Larry Bird Quotes from BrainyQuote.com]

Posted 08.21.15 — "I don't want my picture in any cigarettes, but I also don't want you to lose the ten dollars, so I'm enclosing my check for that sum." — Honus Wagner, baseball player, in a letter to a tobacco company that had sent him a payment for printing his picture on a card it intended to distribute with packages of cigarettes [Baseball Quotes from Dizzy Dean]

Posted 08.20.15 — "I ain't what I used to be, but who the hell is?." — Dizzy Dean, baseball pitcher [Baseball Quotes from Dizzy Dean]

Posted 08.19.15 — "My biggest win was getting the meal money bumped from $5 to $7." — Bob Cousy, basketball player and coach [Bob Cousy Quotes from BrainyQuote.com]

Posted 08.18.15 — "Desire and dedication are everything!" — Bart Starr, football player [Football Quotes from Bart Starr]

Posted 08.17.15 — "You know you're getting old when all the names in your little black book have M.D. after them." — Arnold Palmer, professional golfer [Golf Quotes from Arnold Palmer]

Posted 08.16.15 — "What do you think, I was born at 60?" — Casey Stengel, baseball manager, to Mickey Mantle, baseball player, when Mantle expressed surprise that Stengel had once been a player [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 08.15.15 — "Son, it ain't the water cooler that's striking you out." — Casey Stengel, baseball manager, to Mickey Mantle, baseball player, when Mantle kicked the dugout water cooler after striking out [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 08.14.15 — "Well, God is certainly getting an earful tonight." — Jim Murray, sportswriter, after the death on Sept. 29, 1975, of Casey Stengel, baseball manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 08.13.15 — "Nobody goes there anymore because it's too crowded." — Yogi Berra, baseball player and manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 08.12.15 — "Unless a man believes in himself and makes a total commitment to his career and puts everything he has into it – his mind, his body, his heart – what’s life worth to him?” — Vince Lombardi, football coach [Quotes from Vince Lombardi]

Posted 08.11.15 — "Baseball was one hundred percent of my life." — Ty Cobb, baseball player [Baseball Quotes from Ty Cobb]

Posted 08.10.15 — "Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up." — Red Auerbach, basketball coach and team executive [Quotes from Red Auerbach]

Posted 08.09.15 — "I wasn't real quick, and I wasn't real strong. Some guys will just take off and it's like, whoa. So I beat them with my mind and my fundamentals." — Larry Bird, basketball player [Larry Bird Quotes from BrainyQuote.com]

Posted 08.08.15 — "In all my years of play, I never saw an ump deliberately make an unfair decision. They really called them as they saw 'em." — Honus Wagner, baseball player [Baseball Quotes from Honus Wagner]

Posted 08.07.15 — "All ballplayers want to wind up their career with the Cubs, Giants or Yankees. They just can't help it." — Dizzy Dean, baseball pitcher [Baseball Quotes from Dizzy Dean]

Posted 08.06.15 — "I was the original socially depraved shy ghetto kid." — Bob Cousy, basketball player and coach [Bob Cousy Quotes from BrainyQuote.com]

Posted 08.05.15 — "If you work harder than somebody else, chances are you'll beat him though he has more talent than you." — Bart Starr, football player [Football Quotes from Bart Starr]

Posted 08.04.15 — "They'd have to carry me out here before they would get me in a golf cart." — Arnold Palmer, professional golfer, when carts were permitted on the Senior Tour for the first time in 1985 [Golf Quotes from Arnold Palmer]

Posted 08.03.15 — "Win any way you can as long as you can get away with it." — Leo Durocher, baseball manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 08.02.15 — "Casey wanted us to stay loose. That didn't mean clowning around. He just meant we should be confident and relaxed. We shouldn't feel that one strikeout was going to end the season for us." — Mickey Mantle, baseball player, on Casey Stengel, baseball manager — [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 08.01.15 — "There comes a time in every man's life and I've had plenty of them." — Casey Stengel, baseball manager [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

    
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