"I don't want to win my three-hundredth game while he's (Earl Weaver) still here. He'd take credit for it."
"I hate the cursed Oriole fundamentals... I've been doing them since 1964. I do them in my sleep. I hate spring training." Source: Late Innings (Roger Angell)
"I read where Roger Clemens
said it was a goal of his. To me, that's like planning for the ninth inning when you're in the first. I don't know many players who have set out to make the Hall of Fame, and I've played with both Frank (Robinson)
and Brooks Robinson. I remember talking to Brooks about it one time, and it was like it hadn't even occurred to him. If Brooks Robinson
didn't have the right to think about it, who did?"
"Most pitchers are too smart to manage."
"The only thing Earl (Weaver) knows about big-league pitching is that he couldn't hit it."
"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."
"Two weeks, maybe three. You never know with psychosomatic injuries You have to take your time with them."