Staring Out the Window, Waiting for Spring: A Few Quotes to Help Get Us Through Winter


“You count on it, you rely on it to buffer the passage of time, to keep the memory of sunshine and high skies alive, and then, just when the days are all twilight, when you need it most, it stops.”

A. Bartlett Giamatti


“One of my chores was to milk the cows, which meant getting up before dawn and going out to that cold dark barn. I didn’t expect to make it all the way to the big leagues; I just had to get way from them damn cows.”

Edd Roush


“People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.”

Rogers Hornsby


“I have always been a firm believer that the game has never belonged to the owners. It has never belonged to the ballplayers. It belongs to the guy who puts his money up on the window and says, ‘How much does it cost to sit in the bleachers?’ That is who owns baseball. And it has got to be kept that way.”

Johnny Vander Meer


“I have discovered, in twenty years of moving around the ball park, that the knowledge of the game is usually in inverse proportion to the price of the seats.”

Bill Veeck


“Every great batter works on the theory that the pitcher is more afraid of him than he is of the pitcher.”

Ty Cobb


“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.”

Earl Weaver

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  1. I’ve seen that Wagner quote also attributed to Rogers Hornsby, but no matter who said it, it’s a great quote.

  2. James Preller says:

    We may need to fire the intern. I am out all day @ Syracuse/Duke, so can’t fix it until tomorrow.

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