Maurice (The Rocket) Richard, aging Canadien hockey
great, on his future prospects: "I'd like to be a referee. I'd want to work
up. Right now, of course, I'd be prejudiced in favor of the Canadiens, but in
four or five years I should be able to do an honest job."
Biggie Munn, Michigan State Athletic Director, asked
if he ever missed football coaching: "Well, coaching is like a bath. If you
stay in it long enough, it's not so hot."
Bill Veeck, disenchanted former owner of the Cleveland
Indians, after the major leagues' annual business hassle in Washington:
"You've heard about the barn door being locked after the horse has been
stolen? Well, baseball waits until the barn has been stolen."