NOTE: Tomorrow is apparently Major League Baseball’s official Opening Day, although they have some games today.The logo clearly says April 2011, although elsewhere on the MLB site it says March 31. Jeez. Just celebrate both days!
Today is opening day and, aside from the winter holidays of Christmas and Thanksgiving, the time of year when you hear the most cliches. You know, spring and new hopes and new expectations, life begins anew, blah blah.
Instead of that, why don’t we share some of our favorite baseball quotes:
“Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.” ~Ted Williams
“Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical.” ~Yogi Berra
“Strikeouts are boring – besides that, they’re fascist. Throw some ground balls. More democratic.” ~From the movie Bull Durham
“You don’t save a pitcher for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain.” ~Leo Durocher in the New York Times, May 1965
And our all-time favorite: “I’ll tell you one f**kin’ thing, I hope we get f**kin’ hotter than sh*t, just to stuff it up them 3,000 f**kin’ people that show up every f**kin’ day, because if they’re the real Chicago f**kin’ fans, they can kiss my f**kin’ ass right downtown and PRINT IT.” ~Lee Elia, News Conference Tirade 1983
Well, there is not much else to say. Except: play ball!
YouTube: Ozzy Osbourne sings “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” at Wrigley Field
YouTube: George Carlin, Baseball vs. football