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.
I stare out the window and wait for spring.
Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.
You always get a special kick on opening day, no matter how many you go through. You look forward to it like a birthday party when you're a kid. You think something wonderful is going to happen.
Opening day. All you have to do is say the words and you feel the shutters thrown wide, the room air out, the light pour in. In baseball, no other day is so pure with possibility. No scores yet, no losses, no blame or disappointment. No hangover, at least until the game's over.
I'd give a year of my life if I could hit a homerun on opening day of this great new park.
I'd walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball.
I don't want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it.
You don't save a pitcher for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain.
When you're in a slump, it's almost as if you look out at the field and it's one big glove. Vance Law Baseball was made for kids, and grown-ups only screw it up.
When they start the game, they don't yell, "Work ball." They say, "Play ball."
When you're in a slump, it's almost as if you look out at the field and it's one big glove.
Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way baseball is.
I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it.
I think that probably the - I don't give quotes to studios. They have to get those out of the paper or from television. So they wouldn't have had my quote opening day.
Her face betokened all things dear and good, The light of somewhat yet to come was there Asleep, and waiting for the opening day, When childish thoughts, like flowers would drift away.
There is no sports event like Opening Day of baseball, the sense of beating back the forces of darkness and the National Football League.
You gotta be a man to play baseball for a living, but you gotta have a lot of little boy in you, too.
Every hitter likes fastballs, just like everybody likes ice cream. But you don't like it when someone's stuffing it into you by the gallon. That's what it feels like when Nolan Ryan's thrown balls by you.
Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back.