- "The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love." --Bryant Gumbel
- "You make the most of your opportunities in baseball, as you do in life." --Ernie Harwell
- "Baseball is a game where you gotta have fun. You do that by winning." --Dave Bristol
- "Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast." --Joe Garagiola
- "I'd walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball." --Pete Rose
"Baseball breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall all alone. You count on it, rely on it to buffer the passage of time, to keep the memory of sunshine and high skies alive, and then just when the days are all twilight, when you need it most, it stops.”
Thanks for everything, Jays players and families!!