Quotes from one of baseball's philosophers, Casey Stengel
So, you've always wondered where "conventional wisdom" comes from? From guys like this!
"You got to get 27 outs to win."
"Most ball games are lost, not won."
"Now there's three things you can do in a baseball game: you can win or you can lose or it can rain."
"I'll never make the mistake of being seventy again."
"There comes a time in every man's life, and I've had plenty of them."
"Most people my age are dead at the present time, and you could look it up."
"Baseball is very big at the present time. This makes me think baseball will live longer than Casey Stengel or anybody else."
"All right, everyone, line up alphabetically according to your height."
"I always heard it couldn't be done, but sometimes it don't always work."
"The Mets have shown me more ways to lose than I even knew existed."
"The only thing worse than a Mets game is a Mets double-header."
"I mighta been able to make it as a pitcher except for one thing: I had a rather awkward motion and every time I brought my left arm forward I hit myself in the ear."
"I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks in batting practice."
"Left-handers have more enthusiasm for life. They sleep on the wrong side of the bed, and their head gets more stagnant on that side."
"People ask me, 'Casey, how can you speak so much when you don't talk English too good?' Well, I've been invited to Europe, and I say, 'They don't speak English over there too good, either.'"