Opening Day Baseball Quotes by Bob Lemon, Jean Ingelow, Bob Feller, Rob Sheffield, Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson and many others.
When you’re in a slump, it’s almost as if you look out at the field and it’s one big glove. Vance Law Baseball was made for kids, and grown-ups only screw it up.
Her face betokened all things dear and good, The light of somewhat yet to come was there Asleep, and waiting for the opening day, When childish thoughts, like flowers would drift away.
Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday’s success or put its failures behind and start over again. That’s the way life is, with a new game every day, and that’s the way baseball is.
Baseball’s Opening Day is full of time-honored traditions: the President throws out the first ball, the Cubs’ starting pitcher walks away with a 54.00 ERA, the Royals get mathematically eliminated from the pennant race.
I’d give a year of my life if I could hit a homerun on opening day of this great new park.
Every hitter likes fastballs, just like everybody likes ice cream. But you don’t like it when someone’s stuffing it into you by the gallon. That’s what it feels like when Nolan Ryan’s thrown balls by you.
I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don’t think about it is when I’m playing it.
Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.
I stare out the window and wait for spring.
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.
When they start the game, they don’t yell, “Work ball.” They say, “Play ball.”
I don’t want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it.
Opening day. All you have to do is say the words and you feel the shutters thrown wide, the room air out, the light pour in. In baseball, no other day is so pure with possibility. No scores yet, no losses, no blame or disappointment. No hangover, at least until the game’s over.
When you’re in a slump, it’s almost as if you look out at the field and it’s one big glove.
There is no sports event like Opening Day of baseball, the sense of beating back the forces of darkness and the National Football League.
Baseball is a fun game. It beats working for a living.
A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings.
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