February 28, 2024


cur-mudg-eon (cur-muj’un), n. [origin unknown] 1. archaic: a crusty, ill-tempered, churlish old man. 2. modern: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner.

“Hating the New York Yankees is as American as apple pie, unwed mothers and cheating on your income tax.”
— Mike Royko

“Baseball statistics are like a girl in a bikini. They show a lot, but not everything.”
— Toby Harrah

“Well, boys, it’s a round ball and a round bat and you got to hit the ball square.”
— Joe Shultz

“The greatest feeling in the world is to win a major league game. The second-greatest feeling is to lose a major league game.”
— Chuck Tanner

“Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona.”
— George F. Will

“Putting lights in Wrigley Field is like putting aluminium siding on the Sistine Chapel.”
— Roger Simon

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

“What are we at the park for except to win? I’d trip my mother. I’d help her up, brush her off, tell her I’m sorry. But mother, don’t make it to third.”
— Leo Durocher

“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

“When we lost I couldn’t sleep at night. When we win I can’t sleep at night. But when you win, you wake up feeling better.”
— Joe Torre

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