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Home Plate Don't Move: Baseball's Best Quotes and Quips

by Eric Zweig (Compiler)
 

Wise, sarcastic, hilarious and memorable words from a favorite sport.

Home Plate Don't Move is a celebration of the wit and wisdom of baseball. Some selections are as timely as today's headlines while many others are timeless — there's something for everyone, from insights to insults to inanities.

What is it about baseball that lends itself

Overview

Wise, sarcastic, hilarious and memorable words from a favorite sport.

Home Plate Don't Move is a celebration of the wit and wisdom of baseball. Some selections are as timely as today's headlines while many others are timeless — there's something for everyone, from insights to insults to inanities.

What is it about baseball that lends itself to clever quotes? W.P. Kinsella, author of Field of Dreams, writes that baseball is "a game of anticipation, a game for the thinking fan, a game where little gems of wisdom or whimsy can be created in the dugout, the bullpen or the press box during long, hot afternoons and evenings of baseball."

Some of the more than 400 quotes are:

  • "He looks like a greyhound, but he runs like a bus."
    - George Brett
  • "I don't want them to forget Ruth. I just want them to remember me."
    - Hank Aaron
  • "It ain't bragging if you can do it."
    - Dizzy Dean
  • "I'm throwing just as hard as I ever did. The ball's just not getting there as fast."
    - Lefty Grove
  • "Any ballplayer that don't sign autographs for little kids ain't an American. He's a Communist."
    - Rogers Hornsby

Editorial Reviews

Muskoka Today - Lois Cooper
Baseball's best quips and quotes. Now who couldn't spend an hour here and there reading those.
San Antonio Express-News - David King
One of this spring's better imports... A lot of unique lines, including six on the current steroids mess... some lesser-known quips by some of the game's best quipsters.
American Profile
For baseball fans at every level, 'Home Plate Don't Move' is a home run.
American Profiles Syndicate
400 quotes, insults, wisecracks and wisdom... For baseball fans at every level, Home Plate Don't Move is a home run.
Sports Illustrated Kids
Hundreds of colorful quotes you've probably never heard before.
North Vancouver North Shore News - Terry Peters
Any fan of baseball will enjoy the time spent reading this collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554071418
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
03/25/2006
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author

Eric Zweig writes for the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Sun. He is also the author of dozens of books including Total Hockey, 99: My Life in Pictures and The Toronto Blue Jays Official 25th Anniversary Commemorative Book. For a time he worked on the grounds crew for the Toronto Blue Jays, and he still has a bottle of champagne from that club's first American League East Division title celebration in 1985.

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