"If you have kids who might [grow up to] be major league baseball players, we’re fighting for your kids, possibly. If I work for
your newspaper and you’re in the union fighting for your equality and rights, sure I would strike, and so would you…"
—Barry Bonds, Giants outfielder
"It’s not my fault you don’t play baseball. It’s not our fault you’re not an actor or Bill Gates or anybody else. Nobody is
complaining about their salaries, or the owners’ salaries. So don’t complain about ours. We have the right to make it."
"If I would have hit him with one of my hands, we’d be in the hospital, both of us, because I’d be in there getting a cast on my
hand and he’d be in there for his broken face."
—Brett Myers, Phillies pitching farmhand, on Yankee farmhand Drew Henson
"I would rather [Lee] had a .280 batting average and have a high on-base percentage than hit .300 and be susceptible to anything
they throw up there."
—Jerry Manuel, White Sox manager, on outfielder Carlos Lee
HUMOR IN BASEBALL
"They always deal from a lot of leverage. You aren’t going to get one of their top guys for a middle man or a setup man, so I
didn’t deal with them as much as Boston."
—Kevin Towers, Padres GM, on negotiating with the Yankees in the Alan Embree trade
"I’m not basing my life completely around it. If I don’t go, I’ll be on my back porch. The beer is going to go down smooth and
the barbecue is going to taste good."
—Johnny Damon, Red Sox outfielder, on possibly not making the All Star Team
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