On ballplayers' salaries: "No man is worth more than another, and none is worth more than $12.95."
On his plans after baseball: "I have seen the future, and ifs much like the present, only longer."
On the Metrodome in Minneapolis: "I don't think there are any good uses for nuclear weapons, but this might be one."
On natural grass: "It's a wonderful thing for little bugs and sinkerball pitchers."
On his goal for spring training: "I'll be waiting to find out if Steve Balboni really has to shave his back."
On being a major leaguer: "I'm here! It's Merry Christmas! There are toys in my locker. Gloves and bats and balls."
On his disease: "I've had so many good things happen to me. So why not me?"
Sports and Money
Martina Hingis has exulted in the fact that she turned 18 on Sept. 30 and can finally drive in her home country of Switzerland. If she looks around her on the list of leading money winners in individual sports, she'll find plenty of potential driving instructors to help her parallel park the Porsche she won at a tournament in 1996. As of Monday Hingis was third among individual-sport athletes with $2.39 million, behind Jeff Gordon ($5.6 million) and Mark Martin ($3.0 million) and in front of Dale Earnhardt and Bobby Labonte (both $2.38 million). Maybe the Swiss Miss should trade in that Porsche for a souped-up Monte Carlo.
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