?Betsy Cronkite, when told that her husband, Walter, an avid sailor and former anchor, wished to die on a 60-foot yacht with a 16-year-old mistress by his side: "He's more likely to die on a 16-foot yacht with a 60-year-old mistress."
? Mookie Wilson, Mets outfielder, explaining why he was wed in a ballpark: "My wife wanted a big diamond."
?Paul Madison, sports information director at Western Washington University, asked when he knew this year's football team, now 2-1, would be tough: "On Picture Day. We've got some really ugly guys on the squad, and that never hurts."
? Earl Weaver, on his first sub-.500 season with the Orioles: "One good thing—the memory of this'll help me stay retired."