In baseball, home plate is where you begin your journey and also your destination. You venture out onto the bases, to first and second and thi...
By Scott Sanders
Best hitting coach in baseball, ... He has this way of communicating and getting things through to you. We look at what we're doing like what Tiger Woods went through, revamping the swing. He took a few steps back and one step forward.
By Phil Nevin
Any loss is tough. Santana showed today why he's one of the best pitchers in baseball.
By Mike Sweeney
I felt good yesterday, ... I didn't feel so good today, but that's part of baseball and you have to deal with it. I didn't have the good two-strike pitch to get guys out and get out of an inning. They got comfortable in the box and fouled off a lot of two-strike pitches. I couldn't find anything that worked.
By Joe Kennedy
I don't judge those things. I have to concentrate on baseball.
By Barry Bonds
I was definitely not satisfied with my performance. I think the jet lag from the World Baseball Classic is still affecting me.
By Jae Seo
I can tell you this for sure, it was when I played baseball in high school and I was in the outfield and I would literally pray to God - I'm not joking, I'd pray to God not to let the ball come to me. I was so bad, I was just terrible. I played soccer - I was the goalie. I would pray to God it didn't get kicked anywhere near me. I was an awful athlete.
By Justin Long
He's a baseball player - outstanding instincts on the field, good makeup, a hard-nosed player, always has been, versatility. [He's] a better left-handed hitter than right, and that fits us, especially with Damian [Rolls] at third base. He's just a good, solid performer.
By Chuck LaMar
If all we had was Boz, he'd be catching. He's just the kind of baseball player that can do it all, so we're real fortunate to have him.
By Brian Whitaker
I'm having a great time. It's obviously fun, but I don't think about baseball when I'm in bed. I think about how I'm able to breathe, how I'm able to sleep.
By Connor Rabinowitz
I've only read two books in my life: Baseball Sparkplug and Love Story.
By George Brett
My lifestyle wasn't great in baseball, and I'm much happier now. After spending three years in the minors, getting a chance to play at Colorado was a dream come true for me.
By Joel Klatt
Major league baseball has asked its players to stop tossing baseballs into the stands during games, because they say fans fight over them and they get hurt. In fact, the Florida Marlins said that's why they never hit any home runs. It's a safety issue.
People come down for baseball or football or hockey and drive by the refurbished Fox and State theaters, they see the new Hard Rock Cafe, the Borders bookstore, the bars and restaurants, the loft conversions. You can't drive around and not see what's happening down here.
By Mitch Albom
Part of the reason that we scheduled them ... was to excite people in our community about college baseball. I think people are excited about it, and I think we've got a chance to have a great crowd and gain a lot of community support.
By Buddy Gouldsmith
One of my priorities -- one of the game's priorities -- is the internationalization of baseball. We're doing everything we can to move the sport in an international direction. I think it's going to be absolutely spectacular.
By Bud Selig
One of the biggest things that people say is that kids love football, they love baseball, they love soccer, they love basketball, but put a hockey stick in their hands and we'll find out where their true love is.
By Larry MacDonald
On behalf of Major League Baseball, I am terribly saddened by the sudden passing of Kirby Puckett.
By Bud Selig
It's the oldest franchise in Major League Baseball. For anybody to get that Opening Day start, it's an honor. But I'm going to go out and get ready for the season, build up some innings and get my arm in shape this spring.
By Aaron Harang
It was just a good competitive high school baseball game. Juices flowing. The kids were competing and we competed until the last out.
By Brian Crowley
In baseball, you make one mistake, you can lose the game, ... One mistake.
By Livan Hernandez
I think he impacts games defensively, for us, more than any other player in baseball affects the game at their respective position,
By Blue Jays
I can only do what I do. That's who I am. I just go out and try to play baseball, the old-school way, the old-fashioned way. Everybody come together as one. We're a team, a unit, have the same thing in common throughout the season and that's to go out and try to win each and every day. I'm that kind of player and can bring that to the table. I like to be an example on the field, too. It's a situation that's good for me.
By Marquis Grissom
He's the face of baseball in the city of Houston.
Hopefully we can be playing our best baseball later on in the season.
By Paul Blanchard
He's part-time baseball player/basketball player/bowler/ golfer. I don't know about football.
By Kenny Lofton
Fantasy football is the game for the masses, and fantasy baseball is more for the hardcore. More people play fantasy football, but a much bigger percentage of people [who play] are consumed by fantasy baseball.
By Rick Morris
Do I wish everybody in baseball had the same amount to spend? Absolutely. At some point, the disadvantage of being a small-market team is that the inefficiencies will be weeded out. Having less than your competitor is never an advantage.
By Billy Beane
Do what you love to do and give it your very best. Whether it's business or baseball, or the theater, or any field. If you don't love what you're doing and you can't give it your best, get out of it. Life is too short. You'll be an old man before you know it.
By Al Lopez
Baseball is a game of race, creed, and color. The race is to first base. The creed is the rules of the game. The color? Well, the home team wears white uniforms, and the visiting team wears gray.
By Joe Garagiola
Baseball is not like football or basketball, ... There are 27 outs to get and whichever team is best suited to get those 27 outs, to control that tempo, is going to be there at the end. We've gotten a huge lift from Chacon and Wright and I still believe in my heart of hearts the big guy is going to be dynamite for us down the stretch.
By Joe Torre
Baseball, I think, is a good channel for reaching children. And at the same time, to convince them of the importance of education. In other words, you can combine education and sports.
By Manny Mota
Because I love baseball. That is the No. 1 motivation. What I do is just come here to perform.
By Ichiro Suzuki
Although we have not been down this road before, we all know that there is big influx of baseball fans who arrive around the first of March with the express mission of attending games for Cactus League.
By Laurel Prieb
(Baseball) obviously set up the schedule this year so that divisional rivals would play each other late in the season, ... which is phenomenal for the fans. But when you have to face the East, it's tough.
By Will Carroll
When baseball is no longer fun, it's no longer a game.
By Joe DiMaggio
When the last time you threw a baseball you were feeling a sharp pain in your shoulder,
By Jake Peavy
What a huge game, just to play the USA, the powerhouse of baseball. We can play baseball, too. We're not just a hockey country.
By Adam Stern
We play our best baseball at home and we've got a long stretch here where we've got 30 games in a row, so we've got to stay healthy and feed off our fans.
By Trot Nixon
We had a heart-to-heart about it and football and baseball are totally different. We told them that the reason we're here wasn't to avenge what happened in football but to try to win a state championship.
By Brian Nelson
We believe the baseball bat is the murder weapon.
By Capt. Vela
We didn't represent the game of baseball the way it should be played. It was pretty ugly to say the least.
By Charlie Warner
To win. Nothing else matters, and nothing else will do.
There's no football practice tomorrow. So I'll be at baseball practice Ã?Â¦ I think. I'm just running around everywhere.
By Kyle Hudson
There's nothing bad that accrues from baseball.
By Bartlett Giamatti
There's a lot of talent around the world. Anybody playing major league baseball, you look to your left there might be a player from Korea, you look to your right there might be a player from the Dominican Republic or Mexico.
By Mark Teixeira
The past two games, we've played five innings of good baseball. They continued to put pressure on us, and we just didn't make the plays.
By Nathan Stevens
The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.
By Casey Stengel
The clubs voted overwhelmingly in favor of the World Baseball Classic. It also has the full support of our partners, the Major League Baseball Players Association and the International Baseball Federation. The Clubs, the MLBPA and the IBAF all realize that the goal of the tournament -- to grow the game and to increase interest in the sport worldwide -- is in the long-term best interests of the game.
By Rich Levin
After thoughtful deliberations with my family, I am announcing my decision to withdraw from the World Baseball Classic. When faced with the decision to choose between my country, the United States of America, and my Dominican heritage, I decided I will not dishonor either.
By Alex Rodriguez
[By the end, the baseball metaphors of the early hearing had given way to gambling analogies. Schumer one-upped Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.), who had declared that senators were] rolling the dice with you, Judge. ... This isn't just rolling the dice. It's betting the whole house.
By Charles Schumer