I have only one superstition. Touch all the bases when I hit a home run.
Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball.
Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.
Baseball is the favorite American sport because it's so slow. Any idiot can follow it. And just about any idiot can play it.
Sometimes a player's greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team.
Basketball is like photography: if you don't focus, all you have is the negative.
One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.
When I dunk, I put something on it. I want the ball to hit the floor before I do.
Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.
Football features two of the worst aspects of American life, violence and committee meetings.
The way you motivate a football team is to eliminate the unmotivated ones.
You have to play this game like somebody just hit your mother with a two-by-four.
Football isn't a contact sport, it's a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport.
Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I don't like that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that.
Golf is the most fun you can have without taking your clothes off.
Chi Chi Rodriguez
If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.
If you are going to throw a club, it is important to throw it ahead of you, down the fairway, so you don't waste energy going back to pick it up.
Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child. Just how childlike golf players become is proven by their frequent inability to count past five.
One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.
Ice hockey is a form of disorderly conduct in which the score is kept.
I went to a fight the other night and a hockey game broke out.
All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity.
Hockey's a funny game. You have to prove yourself every shift, every game. It's not up to anybody else. You have to take pride in yourself.
From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.
Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.
If someone says tennis is not feminine, I say screw it.
Tennis is an addiction that once it has truly hooked a man will not let him go.
Tennis belongs to the individualistic past — a hero, or at most a pair of friends or lovers, against the world.