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Play Ball! 2011 Edition

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2011 by 30daysout

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!

MP3: “Get The F**kin’ Job Done” by Lee Elia (NSFW)

MP3: “Who’s On First?” by Abbott & Costello

MP3: “Willie, Mickey & “The Duke (Talkin’ Baseball)” by Terry Cashman

MP3: “Go, Cubs Go!” by Steve Goodman

MP3: “Brown Eyed Handsome Man” (alternate version) by Chuck Berry

MP3: “Go Go Astros” by Mack Hayes

MP3: “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” by Bob Dylan

MP3: “Tessie” by the Dropkick Murphys

MP3: “Glory Days” by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

MP3: “New York Mets” by Duke of Iron

MP3: “All Future and No Past” by the Baseball Project

The Unofficial Official Lee Elia Tirade Page

The Official Site of Major League Baseball

The Baseball Almanac

YouTube: Ozzy Osbourne sings “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” at Wrigley Field

YouTube: George Carlin, Baseball vs. football