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We were like farm animals compared to todays players who are treated like thoroughbreds.
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A ballplayer spends a good piece of his life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.

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It never hurts to apologize, especially if you don't mean it.

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The older they get, the better they get when they were younger

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The author says his young son, adopted from South Korea, occasionally burps and says thank you but otherwise is doing all right.

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The only member of the team nobody liked was our 6 o'clock sports guy, a fellow named Howard Cosell. "Monday Night Football" was just getting started and Howard was annoyed at having to be on the same news with mere local personalities, whom he would attack on the air. This was a mistake in the case of Roger Grimsby who was a lot sharper and even more devastating than Cosell, in his own way. I remember one night, at the end of his report, Howard went into a sarcastic putdown of Grimsby that lasted for what seemed like two minutes. Finally, when Howard was finished, the camera switched to Grimsby who was sitting there with his eyes closed, snoring.

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When I approached him a second time with the cameras rolling, Munson grabbed the microphone and suggested I perform a physical impossibility.

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Gary Bell is nicknamed Ding Dong. Of course. What's interesting about it is that "Ding Dong" is what the guys holler when somebody gets hit in the cup. The cups are metal inserts that fit inside the jock strap, and when a baseball hits one it's called ringing the bell, which rhymes with hell, which is what it hurts like. It's funny, even if you're in the outfield, or in the dugout, no matter how far away, when a guy gets it in the cup you can hear it. Ding Dong.

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If you had a pill that would guarantee a pitcher 20 wins, but might take five years off his life, he'd take it.

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Lots of people look up to Billy Martin. That's because he just knocked them down.

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We were like farm animals compared to today's players who are treated like thoroughbreds.

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