THE BOYS OF SUMMER
For some reason since the baseball strike I can’t watch baseball on TV. However, going to a game and watching kids play is a treat down memory lane.
To honor the “true” boys of summer I wanted to share some quotes (thanks to Joe Robl) from two Hall of Famers and one proud qg. The following quotes seemed relevant to today’s game:
Yogi - "You can observe a lot just by watching."
Casey - "That kid can hit balls over buildings."
qg – “The kid is a Natural – change his name to Roy.”
Yogi - "He can run anytime he wants. I'm giving him the red light."
Casey - "Now there's three things that can happen in a ball game: you can win, you can lose, or it can rain."
qg – “I can’t tolerate ignorant parents (who don’t know the rules) at ballgames.”
Yogi - "It ain't the heat; it's the humility."
Casey - "Most ball games are lost, not won."
qg – “A relative of one of the ball player’s attending the game should not yell at ignorant parents.”
Yogi - "I didn't really say everything I said."
Casey - "Nobody ever had too many of them (pitchers)."
qg – “Nothing could be finer than to see Jeff hit the liner that won the ball game!”
Parents – Please don’t live through your kid’s dreams let them have fun.