The job of arguing with the umpire belongs to the manager, because it won't hurt the team if he gets thrown out of the game.
You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the damn plate and give the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all.
In baseball, you can't kill the clock. You've got to give the other man his chance. That's why this is the greatest game.
If you know how to cheat, start now.
Coaches are an integral part of any manager's team, especially if they are good pinochle players.
Nobody likes to hear it, because it's dull, but the reason you win or lose is darn near always the same - pitching.
A manager's job is simple. For one hundred sixty-two games you try not to screw up all that smart stuff your organization did last December.
A manager should stay as far away as possible from his players. I don't know if I said ten words to Frank Robinson while he played for me.
I became an optimist when I discovered that I wasn't going to win any more games by being anything else.
I don't think, in all the years I managed them, I ever spoke more than thirty words to Frank and Brooks Robinson.
The key step for an infielder is the first one, to the left or right, but before the ball is hit.
The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals, and three run homers.
No one's gonna give a damn in July if you lost a game in March.
This ain't a football game, we do this every day.
You win pennants in the off season when you build your teams with trades and free agents.