Baseball’s Best Life Quotes

As we face the coming of a new baseball season, where the love of family takes a back seat to the love of the game, I thought I would share some of the best life/baseball quotes I could find from some of the greatest people to ever be part of the game.

(For the romantics...)

There are three things in my life which I really love: God, my family, and baseball. The only problem - once baseball season starts, I change the order around a bit. ~Al Gallagher

(On that note…)

A good cigar is like a beautiful chick with a great body who also knows the American League box scores. ~M*A*S*H, Klinger, "Bug-Out," 1976

(This next is for the family man...)

Wives of ballplayers, when they teach their children their prayers, should instruct them how to say: "God bless Mommy, God bless Daddy, God bless Babe Ruth. Babe Ruth has upped Daddy's paycheck by fifteen to forty percent." ~Waite Hoyt

(Another one for the family man...)

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 are men on base. ~Dave Barry

(You can’t do a blog like this without including quotes from two of the greatest baseball muses of all time…)

What does a mama bear on the pill have in common with the World Series? No cubs. ~Harry Caray

I think Little League is wonderful. It keeps the kids out of the house. ~Yogi Berra

Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets. ~Yogi Berra

(And finally, here is a former MLB Commissioner talking about the season changing and how it relates to the life of a baseball fan… perfect for this time of year)

It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone. ~A. Bartlett Giamatti, "The Green Fields of the Mind," Yale Alumni Magazine, November 1977

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