Pete's Baseball Quotes


Roger Angell:
Pitchers...always think that the ball has been secretly doctored to their disadvantage. This is nonsense. Everybody knows that pitchers are crazy.

Yogi Berra:
All pitchers are liars and crybabies.

Jim Bouton:
A lot of long relievers are ashamed to tell their parents what they do. The only nice thing about it is that you get to wear a uniform like everybody else.

Skip Lockwood, Mets reliever:
lot of relief pitchers develop a crazy facade, and it's this facade that helps the deal with the pressure. Or course, maybe it's only the crazies that want to be relief pitchers.

Jim Palmer:
There's only one cure for what's wrong with all of us pitchers, and that's to take a year off. Then, after you've gone a year without throwing, quit altogether.

Jim Palmer, asked how long he'd be on the disabled list:
Two weeks...maybe three. You never know with psychosomatic injuries.

Rod Beck, Chicago Cub closer, maintaining his weight is not a problem:
I've never seen anyone on the disabled list with pulled fat. (Seattle Times 12/29/98)

Pete's Baseball Quotes