Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Ty Cobb

Great quotes from The Georgia Peach:

"A ball bat is a wondrous weapon."

"Baseball is a red-blooded sport for red-blooded men. It's no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out. It's a struggle for supremacy, a survival of the fittest."

"I had to fight all my life to survive. They were all against me, but I beat the bastards and left them in the ditch."

"I have observed that baseball is not unlike a war, and when you come right down to it, we batters are the heavy artillery."

"I never could stand losing. Second place didn't interest me. I had a fire in my belly."

"The base paths belonged to me, the runner. The rules gave me the right. I always went into a bag full speed, feet first. I had sharp spikes on my shoes. If the baseman stood where he had no business to be and got hurt, that was his fault."

"The great American game should be an unrelenting war of nerves."

"When I began playing the game, baseball was about as gentlemanly as a kick in the crotch."

"To get along with me, don't increase my tension."


nikkimatt said...

and his salad is delicious too!!!

Tor said...

There's a whole Curb Your Enthusiasm episode about who invented the Cobb Salad. Larry gets into a fight with a guy in a wheelchair over it.