„The fundamental truth: a baseball game is nothing but a great slow contraption for getting you to pay attention to the cadence of a summer day.“

—  Michael Chabon, buch Summerland

Quelle: Summerland

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„No game is as verbal as baseball; baseball spreads twenty minutes of action across three hours of a day.“

—  Roger Kahn American baseball writer 1927 - 2020

Quelle: The Boys Of Summer, Chapter 1, The Trolley Car That Ran By Ebbets Field, p. 9

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„Monday, n. In Christian countries, the day after the baseball game.“

—  Ambrose Bierce, buch Des Teufels Wörterbuch

The Devil's Dictionary (1911)

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„[After describing a hopper for feeding winter game:] If you think you're too old to enjoy building such contraptions — that only Boy Scouts get a kick out of such nonsense — just try it. You may end up by building several.“

—  Aldo Leopold American writer and scientist 1887 - 1948

radio talk http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/AldoLeopold/AldoLeopold-idx?type=turn&id=AldoLeopold.ALYale&entity=AldoLeopold.ALYale.p0535&isize=XL "Feed Early to Keep Game at Home", 2 November 1933.
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„Pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, so you can pay attention to what really has your attention.“

—  David Allen American productivity consultant and author 1945

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„Nothing is boring exept to people who aren't really paying attention.“

—  Michael Chabon, buch Summerland

Quelle: Summerland

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„There's one thing in baseball that always gets my goat and that's the intentional pass. It isn't fair to the batter. It isn't fair to his club. It's a raw deal for the fans and it isn't baseball. By "baseball," I mean good square American sportsmanship because baseball represents America in sport. If we get down to unfair advantages in our national game we are putting out a mighty bad advertisement.“

—  Babe Ruth American baseball player 1895 - 1948

From "Babe Speaks His Mind Anent the Deliberate Pass," http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1920/08/14/page/7/ by Ruth (as told to Pegler), in The Chicago Tribune (August 14, 1920), p. 7; reprinted as "The Intentional Pass," https://books.google.com/books?id=SAAlxi-0EZYC&pg=PA32 in Playing the Game: My Early Years in Baseball, p. 32

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„I said: "Baseball is the hurrah game of the republic!"“

—  Walt Whitman American poet, essayist and journalist 1819 - 1892

He was hilarious: "That's beautiful: the hurrah game! well — it's our game: that's the chief fact in connection with it: America's game: has the snap, go fling, of the American atmosphere — belongs as much to our institutions, fits into them as significantly, as our constitutions, laws: is just as important in the sum total of our historic life."
Conversation with Whitman (4 July 1889) as quoted in With Walt Whitman in Camden (1906) by Horace Traubel, Vol. IV

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„The only real game — I think — in the world is baseball.“

—  Babe Ruth American baseball player 1895 - 1948

Farewell Address (1947)

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„Human history is in truth nothing but the history of the slow, uncertain, and surprising fulfillment of the Promise.“

—  Gustavo Gutiérrez Peruvian theologian 1928

Quelle: A Theology of Liberation - 15th Anniversary Edition, Chapter Nine, Liberation And Salvation, p. 91-92

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