"It wasn't because of my 'advanced' age that my ankle broke."
— New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, 38 and out until at least the All-Star break, scoffing at the question of whether he ponders his baseball mortality.
"I thought David Ortiz's choice of words was outstanding."
— Commissioner Bud Selig, on Ortiz's "This is our [bleeping] city" oratory before the Red Sox played their first home game after the Boston Marathon bombings.
"I was engaged in discussions in the world about pictures, as in paintings, not pitchers, guys who can or can't paint the strike zone."