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Many people have their reputations as reporters and
analysts because they are on television,
batting around conventional wisdom.
A lot of these people have never reported a story.
- Bob Woodward

I never keep a scorecard or the batting averages.
I hate statistics.
What I got to know, I keep in my head.
- Dizzy Dean

I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional
walks during batting practice.
- Casey Stengel

We devote our entire lives to becoming good ball players.
We take batting practice until our hands bleed.
- Willie Stargell


 

I've been taking batting practice in my barn where nobody can see me,
so I may be better than anyone thinks.
- Garth Brooks

I've learned that getting what you want gives you a
pretty high batting average,
and leaves you plenty to struggle for.
- Loretta Young

If Trescothick had tried to get me off the field when batting well,
I'd have hit him with my bat.
- Geoffrey Boycott

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I'm still batting away on my politics for the Labour Party.
I'm much further to the left of them than I used to be,
but that's because they've moved, not me.
- Billy Bragg

I don't see pitches down the middle anymore -
not even in batting practice.
- Hank Aaron

To cure a batting slump, I took my bat to bed with me.
I wanted to know my bat a little better.
- Richie Ashburn

It would be useless for any player to attempt to explain successful batting.
- Tris Speaker

I was nervous batting eighth, and I was nervous batting seventh.
- Dontrelle Willis

The greatest competitor was Bob Gibson.
He worked so fast out there and he always had the hood up.
He always wanted to close his own deal.
He never talked to you because he was battling so hard.
I sure as hell don't miss batting against him,
but I miss him in the game.
- Pete Rose

Twinkle, twinkle little bat
How I wonder what you're at!
Up above the world you fly,
Like a tea-tray in the sky.
- Lewis Carroll

It's a round ball and a round bat, and you got to hit it square.
- Pete Rose

I was the worst hitter ever.
I never even broke a bat until last year when I was
backing out of the garage.
- Lefty Gomez

Clearly you need a new team to go out to bat on your behalf;
to fight for your rights and to report back to you
personally and to the leadership of the IFP.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi

I'm not afraid to swing the bat.
If they elect to pitch to me, I'm going to swing.
I'm not as picky as Mr. Sheffield.
I'll swing at something over my head.
- Bobby Bonilla

It's a pretty sure thing that the player's bat is what
speaks loudest when it's contract time,
but there are moments when the glove has the last word.
- Brooks Robinson

No man with a conscience can just bat out illustrations.
He's got to put all his talent and feeling into them!
- Norman Rockwell

When I came up to bat with three men on and two outs in the ninth,
I looked in the other team's dugout and they were already in street clothes.
- Bob Uecker

You gotta keep the ball off the fat part of the bat.
- Satchel Paige

The American boy starts swinging the bat about as soon as he can lift one.
- Tris Speaker

I don't bat an eye at stuff like that.
I've had my share of wins.
If I worried about the games I should have won,
it would probably drive me crazy.
It was a fun game to pitch in.
- Roger Clemens

My pitching philosophy is simple - keep the ball way from the bat.
- Satchel Paige

A full mind is an empty bat.
- Branch Rickey

You just listen to the ball and bat come together.
They make an awful noise.
- Darrell Johnson

The pitcher has got only a ball.
I've got a bat.
So the percentage in weapons is in my favor and I let
the fellow with the ball do the fretting.
- Hank Aaron

Hit a home run - put your head down,
drop the bat,
run around the bases, because the name on the front is more -
a lot more important than the name on the back.
- Ryne Sandberg

I don't like to sound egotistical, but every time I
stepped up to the plate with a bat in my hands,
I couldn't help but feel sorry for the pitcher.
- Rogers Hornsby

Let the pitcher move first, then, as he draws his arm back,
you draw the bat back and you are ready.
- Paul Waner

Cadillacs are down at the end of the bat.
- Ralph Kiner

I think 'Bat Out Of Hell' will probably last forever.
- Max Weinberg

If a pitcher sees you fiddling with the bat,
he'll stall until your arms are tired before you even get a chance to hit.
- Paul Waner

I keep a lucky red rag in my pocket when I bat,
which has been a good luck charm for a few years.
- Steve Waugh

What can I do, I asked myself, that is so spectacular
that no one will be able to say he had seen it before?
The answer was perfectly obvious.
I would send a midget up to bat.
- Bill Veeck

I touched Roger's bat and held it to my heart.
My bat will lie next to his.
I'm damn proud of that.
- Mark McGwire

I've got a right to knock down anybody holding a bat.
- Early Wynn

We're all players and musicians and we sure all get along good.
We just clicked right off the bat.
We started playing and then we almost immediately started recording.
- Krist Novoselic

The harder you grip the bat, the more you can swing it through the ball,
and the farther the ball will go.
- George Herman

Your bat is your life.
It's your weapon.
You don't want to go into battle with anything that feels less than perfect.
- Lou Brock

I got rabies shots for biting the head off a bat but that's OK -
the bat had to get Ozzy shots.
- Ozzy Osbourne

The bat is gone, but the smile remains.
- Willie Stargell

I had great control, I never missed hitting the other's fellow bat.
- Bill Terry

I won't be happy until we have every boy in America
between the ages of six and sixteen wearing a glove and swinging a bat.
- Babe Ruth

They give you a round bat and they throw you a round
ball and they tell you to hit it square.
- Willie Stargell

Baseball just a came as simple as a ball and bat.
Yet, as complex as the American spirit it symbolizes.
A sport, a business and sometimes almost even a religion.
- Ernie Harwell

When you play this game twenty years,
go to bat ten-thousand times, and get three-thousand hits,
do you know what that means? You've gone zero for seven-thousand.
- Pete Rose

The Olympics are great for notoriety right off the bat,
but your body of work is what people remember you for.
- Brian Boitano

I was much entertained last summer with a tame bat,
which would take flies out of a person's hand.
- Gilbert White

I've always said when I broke in I was an average player.
I had an average arm, average speed and definitely an average bat.
I am still average in all of those.
- Brooks Robinson

I am a lefty, though I bat right-handed...
When I was a kid I pitched, played first,
outfield and shortstop as well.
Now it's mainly softball with some friends.
- Josh Charles

The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying,
'Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses.'
She's got a baseball bat and yelling,
'You want a piece of me?'
- Robin Williams

The true harbinger of spring is not crocuses or swallows returning to Capistrano,
but the sound of the bat on the ball.
- Bill Veeck

When you've played this game for ten years and gone
to bat seven-thousand times and gotten two-thousand
hits do you know what that really means? It means you've
gone zero for five-thousand.
- Reggie Jackson

I never smile when I have a bat in my hands.
That's when you've got to be serious.
When I get out on the field, nothing's a joke to me.
I don't feel like I should walk around with a smile on my face.
- Hank Aaron

Well, the studios don't really want to take those risks right off the bat.
They'll take the risk after they've seen the finished
product and say oh yeah we want that.
This is a great film but they are hesitant to take
the risk when you just see it on paper.
- Nia Long

I had a bat mitzvah, was confirmed, went to Jewish summer camp,
I go to temple for the High Holy Days.
I think, like most people in their early 20s,
I kind of strayed away from it.
I think once I have a family I'll be back into it.
- Lizzy Caplan

It was funny, when I thought of it afterward,
how Ruth and Gehrig looked as they stood there.
The Babe must have been waiting for me to get the ball
up a little so he could get his bat under it.
- Carl Hubbell

Yes, I was in that game where George Brett hit that home run.
Billy saw there was too much pine tar on the bat and he went to the umpire,
the next thing we knew they were fighting about it.
- Bert Campaneris

I don't understand the whole dating thing.
I know right off the bat if I'm interested in someone,
and I don't want them to waste their money on me and
take me out to eat if I know I'm not interested in that person.
- Britney Spears

And, you know, you try and preach to them there's more
to this game than just walking up to home plate,
swinging the bat, fielding a ground ball.
There's some dedication in it, some love you've got to put into this work.
- Eddie Murray

No one hit home runs the way Babe did.
They were something special.
They were like homing pigeons.
The ball would leave the bat, pause briefly,
suddenly gain its bearings, then take off for the stands.
- Lefty Gomez

I never blame myself when I'm not hitting.
I just blame the bat and if it keeps up,
I change bats.
After all, if I know it isn't my fault that I'm not hitting,
how can I get mad at myself?
- Yogi Berra

I loved Veronica right off the bat.
She was so strong and I think it is so important because
there are so few shows that portray women,
especially young women, as being strong and being able
to stand up for themselves.
- Kristen Bell

There cannot be found in the animal kingdom a bat,
or any other creature, so blind in its own range of
circumstance and connection,
as the greater majority of human beings are in the
bosoms of their families.
- Helen Hunt Jackson

I had immediate success in the sense that I sold something right off the bat.
I thought it was going to be a piece of cake and it really wasn't.
I have drawers full of - or I did have -
drawers full of rejection slips.
- Fred Saberhagen

And they didn't have to get into a lot of legal speak or talk ER terms,
they were real people.
I think that's why so many actresses were attracted to it.
And it was just about problems that you could identify with so much,
right off the bat.
- James Denton

One night I went over to get some dope from some Hollywood tough guy.
After I left, my son Scott, who was only fifteen,
went over with a baseball bat to kill him.
I was laughing out of one eye and crying out of the other.
I thought, Who am I kidding?
- James Caan

The phrase 'off with the crack of the bat',
while romantic, is really meaningless,
since the outfielder should be in motion long before
he hears the sound of the ball meeting the bat.
- Joe DiMaggio

We found that just by the way we stood,
affected women dramatically, and if you look at our show,
you'll see that we always stood with our legs open
our fists on hips and our bat bulges forward,
which had a profound effect on women!
- Burt Ward


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