Garry Schumacher of the San Francisco Giants' front office: "They told me it never rained in March. I bought that. It not only rained all March but it's still raining in April. They say it will clear up for the opener. I don't know, now, if it will ever clear up."
Harry B. Frank, New York Supreme Court justice, in a 12-page decision regretfully denying the suit of a man trying to halt the transfer of the New York Giants to San Francisco: "Beneath these robes beats the heart of a Giant fan."
Rocky Marciano in an on-the-button summation of Boxer Floyd Patterson: "He's everything a good heavyweight champion should be. Except busy."
George Gainford, Sugar Ray Robinson's think-big manager replying to an offer for Sugar to fight Gene Fullmer in Utah this summer for $100,000: "Time and place acceptable. Just add another zero to your figure."
Cookie Lavagetto, manager of the likely last place Washington Senators, after reprimand by Commissioner Ford Frick for saying the Yankees would win pennant by 15 games: "I wanted to get them overconfident so we could beat them."