The saddest day of the year is the day baseball season ends.
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.
Life is like the baseball season, where even the best team loses at least a third of its games, and even the worst team has its days of brilliance. The goal is not to win every game but to win more than you lose, and if you do that often enough, in the end you may find you have won it all.
The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love.
There are only two seasons - winter and Baseball.
During my 18 years I came to bat almost 10,000 times. I struck out about 1,700 times and walked maybe 1,800 times. You figure a ballplayer will average about 500 at-bats a season. That means I played 7 years without ever hitting the ball.
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.
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] breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart.
Family is the most important thing in the world.
Being popular is the most important thing in the world!
I stare out the window and wait for spring.
Now, you tell me, if I have a day off during the baseball season, where do you think I'll spend it? The ballpark. I still love it. Always have, always will.
I remember I was a scared rookie, hitting .220 after the first three months of my baseball season, and doubting my ability.
Baseball is reassuring. It makes me feel as if the world is not going to blow up.
Ninety feet between home plate and first base may be the closest man has ever come to perfection.
Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball.
Every player should be accorded the privilege of at least one season with the Chicago Cubs. That's baseball as it should be played - in God's own sunshine. And that's really living.
We (San Francisco) have football weather during baseball season, and baseball weather during football season.
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