Top Spring Training Quotes

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Favorite Spring Training Quotes

1. "For some reason in Spring Training, everything just clicked. You don't try to do anything in Spring Training but get ready, but things fell into place."
Author: Bobby Bonilla
2. "A young ballplayer looks on his first spring training trip as a stage struck young woman regards the theater."
Author: Christy Mathewson
3. "Before I pitch any game, from spring training to Game 7 of the World Series, I'm scared to death."
Author: Curt Schilling
4. "I come to spring training and just try to do my job, try to do the best I can. That's all any player can do."
Author: Danny Bautista
5. "These days baseball is different. You come to spring training, you get your legs ready, you arms loose, your agents ready, your lawyer lined up."
Author: Dave Winfield
6. "Perhaps all our loves are merely hints and symbols; vagabond-language scrawled on gate-posts and paving-stones along the weary road that others have tramped before us; perhaps you and I are types and this sadness which sometimes falls between us springs from disappointment in our search, each straining through and beyond the other, snatching a glimpse now and then of the shadow which turns the corner always a pace or two ahead of us."
Author: Evelyn Waugh
7. "I got that nickname my first spring training camp with the Expos in 1974. Tim Foli, Ken Singleton and Mike Jorgensen started calling me 'Kid' because I was trying to win every sprint. I was trying to hit every pitch out of the park."
Author: Gary Carter
8. "It's the fans that need spring training. You gotta get 'em interested. Wake 'em up and let 'em know that their season is coming, the good times are gonna roll."
Author: Harry Caray
9. "I've kind of looked at my whole career as a spring training invite."
Author: Jamie Moyer
10. "I hate the cursed Oriole fundamentals... I've been doing them since 1964. I do them in my sleep. I hate spring training."
Author: Jim Palmer
11. "You don't spring into good cooking naked. You have to have some training. You have to learn how to eat."
Author: Julia Child
12. "Thus far we have been talking about not getting hooked by strong emotions. The garuda goes beyond that practice, and does not even get hooked by set notions, which in some sense are the wellspring for strong emotions themselves. By training in not solidifying the way you think things ought to be, you are cutting through years of habitual response mechanisms, and beginning to see your discomfort in a more lucid manner."
Author: Lodro Rinzler
13. "As far as sleeping goes, you're up and ready to go at six in the morning. Spring training was always a combination of relaxing and working, and I missed that quite a bit. I missed being around the ball field. A baseball. A bat. The smell of the uniform, you might say. Talking baseball. Seeing opponents as well as the Cubs."
Author: Lou Boudreau
14. "None of the teams that actually probably were offering me a job from the getgo, actually in spring training, are in the playoffs right now."
Author: Pedro Martinez
15. "I had only played five games in my senior year in high school. I was not large enough. Hell, when I graduated, I was about five foot four and weighed 120 pounds. I didn't go with the Dodgers until spring training of 1940 and I weighed all of 155 pounds soaking wet."
Author: Pee Wee Reese
16. "I love playing this game and every spring training feels like the first."
Author: Rickey Henderson
17. "I never forgot the four years I spent with the Phillies, my September call-ups and my big league Spring Trainings. I never forgot that."
Author: Ryne Sandberg
18. "People who write about spring training not being necessary have never tried to throw a baseball."
Author: Sandy Koufax
19. "I love baseball. I'll probably end up one of those old farts who go to spring training in Florida every year and drive from game to game all day."
Author: Steve Earle
20. "In spring training prior to his 1995 rookie season, Chipper was already so confident in who he was as a player that he famously deadpanned to veteran slugger Fred McGriff, after the Crime Dog grounded into an inning-ending double play, these two words: "Rally killer." His confidence carried over to the field, just as it had since he began playing as a kid—he batted .265, and he led all rookies with 23 home runs, 87 runs, and 86 RBIs. Hideo Nomo was Rookie of the Year for the Dodgers, but Chipper and the Braves were World Champions."
Author: Tucker Elliot

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