?"Since the overthrow of the government, the workers are happier and they're doing a better job."—Twins third baseman Gary Gaetti, on why the baseballs made in Haiti seem to be livelier this year.
?"This could be the start of a dynasty."—San Francisco outfielder Chili Davis, on the Giants' fast start.
EAT TO WIN
Harry M. Stevens Inc., the concessionaire, services four teams: the Mets, Red Sox, Giants and Astros. On May 15, all four were either in first place or in a virtual tie for first.
?In the first six weeks of the season, Cubs pitchers Rick Sutcliffe and Dennis Eckersley have won only when they themselves have hit home runs. Teammate Steve Trout's two wins came when he had game-winning RBI singles.
?With 53 homers in the first 17 games, Wrigley Field is on a 253-homer pace, which would break the record of 248 set by the Wrigley Field in Los Angeles in 1961. Without Eli Grba, no less.
?There were howls when the Royals acquired Argenis Salazar to replace Buddy Biancalana at shortstop, but Salazar is extending a club record with 34 consecutive errorless games.
?In 1985, Dennis Lamp was 11-0 for Toronto. In his last 10 appearances he is 0-3, allowing 27 hits and 18 earned runs in 10? innings.
?How bad has the St. Louis slump been? Through May 17, Willie McGee was leading the team in RBIs with 14. Cardinals pitchers had 12.
? Charlie Hough of Texas has decisions in 32 consecutive starts.