Not only does Jason Kidd have horrible hairdos, his rookie quote is timeless.
One time after playing winter ball in Mexico, Wes Chamberlain, who rented a fancy house and bought furniture for it, took everything with him back to Philadelphia except for the TV. He said left the TV behind because he thought it could only be used for "shows with people who talked Mexican."
Also, Darren Daulton when he was traded from the Phillies (team colors red and white)to Florida had a very tearful press conference. He said,"I'm really gonna miss it here, I bleed Phillies red."
The non-genius catcher also once got into a car accident and said he thought that you didn't need seatbelts if the car had airbags!!
quote:Originally posted by rossdawg: Also, Darren Daulton when he was traded from the Phillies (team colors red and white)to Florida had a very tearful press conference. He said,"I'm really gonna miss it here, I bleed Phillies red."
Okay, maybe I'm a major ignoramus, but where's the catch?
Incidentally, one of the coolest quotes I can remember in baseball - here's the story:
Oakland once had a player/manager by the name of Kelly - can't remember his first name. Anyways, the opposing batter lofts up a nice pop fly that is going to land right in front of the dugout where he is positioned. He gets out of the dugout and bellows "KELLY NOW CATCHING FOR OAKLAND!" and catches the ball, claiming the batter is now out. Don't know if it really counted (or if it really happened
Daulton's reference is stupid because we all bleed "Phillies" red as humans.
As for the "Kelly" story,I have not heard that one but it was not uncommon before 1900 for a player-manager to sub himself in at anytime. I have heard of a story when one of these player-managers saw the ball popping up near the dugout, announced his switch and caught the ball himself...but this may be UL as well.
quote:Originally posted by rossdawg: One time after playing winter ball in Mexico, Wes Chamberlain, who rented a fancy house and bought furniture for it, took everything with him back to Philadelphia except for the TV. He said left the TV behind because he thought it could only be used for "shows with people who talked Mexican."
ross "Yo la tenga" dawg
Rossdawg, I'm from Fightin' Phils territory too, and as I remember it, this quote was attributed to former 1st round pick Jeff Stone. I'll poke around and see if I can find the quote.
-------------------- Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on. Winston Churchill
quote:Originally posted by LizzyBean: "I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father." (Greg Norman)
Heh... I actually heard someone say something very similar to that once. Speaking in church, someone I know said "May we honor our parents, especially our fathers and mothers." (But then, this particular individual was infamous for such quotes. Another time when I asked him what time an event was, his response was something to the effect of "Well, I heard it's at ten, but I don't know if that means it begins at ten, they start it at ten, or you're supposed to be there at ten." But I digress...)
Anyway, on the subject of stupid sports quotes, there's something I heard attributed to Howard Cosell that I was wondering if anyone here could verify or disprove. Apparently Cosell's co-announcer once turned to him and asked, "So, Howard, who do you think will win?" "Not who," Cosell replied, "whom."
(For those who don't understand what's wrong here, "who" is actually correct in that context; "whom" is not.)
Anyone else heard this? Did Cosell really say it or not? If so, who was the other announcer? Just wondering.