Ninety feet between home plate and first base may be the closest man has ever come to perfection.
Baseball is not necessarily an obsessive-compulsive disorder, like washing your hands 100 times a day, but it’s beginning to seem that way. We’re reaching the point where you can be a truly dedicated, state-of-the-art fan or you can have a life. Take your pick.
It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone.
A. Bartlett Giamatti
There are three things in my life which I really love: God, my family, and baseball. The only problem - once baseball season starts, I change the order around a bit.
Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.
You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.
People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do - I stare out the window and wait for spring.
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