Search or find what you thought you lost

2 quotes found searching on Roger Angell

Baseball isn't usually like this.

At a Mets game in their inaugural season at the Polo Grounds when the visiting Dodgers scored 12 runs between the second and the sixth innings, to his 14-year-old daughter who replied, "Sometimes it is. This is like the fifth grade against the sixth grade at school."

May 30, 1962
Roger Angell
none none
Baseball Writer & Author


The basic Tiant repertoire seems to include:

(1) Call the Osteopath -- In midpitch, the man suffers an agonizing seizure in the central cervical region, which he attempts to fight off with a sharp backward twist of the head.

(2) Out of the Woodshed -- Just before releasing the ball, he steps over a raised sill and simultaneously ducks his head to avoid conking it on the low doorframe.

(3) The Runaway Taxi -- Before the pivot, he sees a vehicle bearing down on him at top speed, and pulls back his entire upper body just in time to avoid a nasty accident.

(4) Falling Off the Fence -- An attack of vertigo nearly causes him to topple over backward on the mound. Strongly suggests a careless dude on the top rung of the corral.

(5) The Low-Flying Plane (a subtle development and amalgam of 1, 3, and 4, above) -- While he is pivoting, an F-105 buzzes the ball park, passing over the infield from the third-base to the first-base side at a height of eighty feet. He follows it all the way with his eyes.


Describing the style of Red Sox RHP Luis Tiant's pitch delivery

Roger Angell
none none
Baseball Writer & Author

Search for quotes here! You can put in multiple words, or if you want to search on a particular phrase, "wrap it in quotes".

There are 1387 quotes in the database currently
List quotes by: Team | Location | Position | Name
Or Search:
Welcome Lynx Users
Todays Quote
Search The Quotes
Feature Length Quotes
About This Site
Charities
Links
Home Plate







If you have any suggestions or any favorite baseball quotes please drop us a note at quotes@webcircle.com
Brought to you by WebCircle