May 4, 2013
"I think he's too old for rehab assignments. " - Colorado Rockies Manager Walt Weiss on first baseman Todd Helton, 39, expected to be activated from the disabled list Sunday "The only positive is we're not playing in 30-degree temperatures where it has a chance to snow again. " - Kansas City Royals Manager Ned Yost on postponing Friday's game before it started, one day after the Royals dodged rain, snow and slush for four innings before calling off that day's game "Bad barbecue makes me want to fight somebody.
April 27, 2013
"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.
April 20, 2013
"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.