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“I love baseball. I live for the spring. It gets me through half of the year, and then I have to figure out how to make it through the other half. There’s a real poetry to baseball. It’s like life, because for a long period of time absolutely nothing happens. And then all of a sudden, ‘A triple play, unassisted!'”

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source: “Emmylou Harris,” interviewed by Lucinda Williams, BOMB magazine, Issue 59, Spring 1997.

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“I sometimes feel as though I’m playing center field with 10 people hitting fly balls to me at one time.”

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source: quoted in “Big Board’s Haack: A 10-Month Appraisal,” by Vartanig G. Vartan, The New York Times, July 11, 1968.

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medium: Newspaper article

“I’ve had lots of offers to sell. No way. Owning the Yankees is like owning the Mona Lisa.”

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source: October Men, by Roger Kahn (New York: Harcourt, 2004), 21.

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“Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Yankee Stadium.”

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source: “Yankees Announcer Sheppard Dies,” ESPN, July 11, 2010.

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medium: obituary

notes: full name is Robert Leo Sheppard

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