"He said, 'C'mon, hit me a home run, I love you.' I said, 'I love you too, I'll hit you one.'"
—Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier, after fulfilling a promise to Teddy Kremer, a 30-year-old man with Down syndrome, who was serving as the Reds' batboy during a game with the Miami Marlins.
"Chase has a lot of common sense. He knows he can't. ... Even though the last two months [of 2012], he pretty much did just that."
—San Diego Padres Manager Bud Black, on whether third baseman Chase Headley — just off the disabled list — might be inclined to try to carry the team's offense.