Nine quotes to end a baseball season

Nine to Know: Baseball quotes from the Bill Chuck Files

  1. There are only two seasons – winter and Baseball. – Bill Veeck, Jr.
  2. 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 
  3. The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love. ~Bryant Gumbel
  4. With those who don’t give a damn about baseball, I can only sympathize. I do not resent them. I am even willing to concede that many of them are physically clean, good to their mothers and in favor of world peace. But while the game is on, I can’t think of anything to say to them. ~Art Hill
  5. Ninety feet between home plate and first base may be the closest man has ever come to perfection. ~Red Smith
  6. You see, you spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. ~Jim Bouton
  7. Baseball is reassuring. It makes me feel as if the world is not going to blow up. ~Sharon Olds
  8. Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good too. ~Greg, age 8
  9. 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

The Hot Stove season has officially begun