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:
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.
400 quotes, insults, wisecracks and wisdom... For baseball fans at every level, Home Plate Don't Move is a home run.
Hundreds of colorful quotes you've probably never heard before.
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.
For baseball fans at every level, 'Home Plate Don't Move' is a home run.
Baseball's best quips and quotes. Now who couldn't spend an hour here and there reading those.
Any fan of baseball will enjoy the time spent reading this collection.
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