MY TWO CENTS:
In the last edition of MTC I shared some thoughts about purposefully refreshing, renewing, and restoring ourselves and our perspectives. Well…we’re back from spring break and I’m grateful to say it was refreshing!
Typically I use this media to wax philosophical about a point or two that has come to my mind lately. This edition isn’t waxing about anything…it’s intended to be just downright fun!!!
Baseball and softball seasons are here!
I played baseball as a kid in little league and for a couple of years in early high school. I was never very good, and didn’t follow the sport closely. Now…I can hardly wait to get outside to watch the kiddos play, help wherever and whenever I can, and cheer on our favorite teams. Here are a handful of funny baseball quotes that I hope make you chuckle, as well as make you long for a ball park hot dog, peanuts, cracker jacks, and seventh inning stretches like they do for me!
- Ninety percent of this game is half mental.— Yogi Berra
- If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there is a man on base.— Dave Barry
- The other teams could make trouble for us if they win. — Yogi Berra
- There's no crying in baseball!— Tom Hanks in A League of Their Own
- Well, it took me 17 years to get 3,000 hits in baseball, and I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.— Hank Aaron
- You don't realize how easy this game is until you get up in that broadcasting booth. — Mickey Mantle
- When you start the game, they don't say "Work ball!" They say "Play ball!"— Willie Stargell
- There are two theories on hitting the knuckleball. Unfortunately, neither one of them works.— Charlie Lau
- The way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until the ball stops rolling and then to pick it up.— Bob Uecker
- A hot dog at the game beats roast beef at the Ritz.— Humphrey Bogart
- He looks like a greyhound, but he runs like a bus.— George Brett on teammate Jamie Quirk
- The baseball mania has run its course. It has no future as a professional endeavor. — Cincinnati Gazetteeditorial, 1879
Source: Baseball’s Greatest Quotations: An Illustrated Treasury of Baseball Quotations and Historical Lore, by Paul Dickson, HarperCollins, 2008.
And…if you’d really like a classic laugh, just watch this video: https://youtu.be/kTcRRaXV-fg
Make it a great week!
Scott Cousino, CFP®