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NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture 12.2 (2004) xi
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"No civilization that has produced baseball spring training can be all bad."
"They give them [hitters] everything. They've shortened the fences, lowered the mound, reduced the strike zone and put in AstroTurf."
"It seems like Satan has thrown the Designated Hitter into our game."
Andy Van Slyke
"The dh is a tenth player. Softball has ten guys. Baseball is nine."
"The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love."
"Everything worthwhile in life is worth a price. Some people give their bodies to science; I give mine to baseball."
"The game will survive long past you or I."
"It's nice to come into town and be referred to as the manager of the Cleveland Indians instead of as the first black manager."
"It was not very wonderful that Catherine, who had by nature nothing heroic about her, should prefer cricket, base ball... at the age of fourteen to books."
Jane Austen (1803)
"I watch a lot of baseball on radio."
Gerald R. Ford
"Anytime you think you have the game conquered, the game will turn around and punch you right in the nose."