? Jack McKeon, San Diego Padres manager, describing an inning in which his team loaded the bases on a chopper to the first baseman and two bunts: "That was our short-yardage offense."
? Jimmy Connors, tennis star, on the value of experience: "The problem is that when you get it, you're too damned old to do anything about it."
? Joe Sambito, recently retired relief pitcher, on how he's spending his days in Treasure Island, Fla.: "I'm doing what every retired Floridian does. Play golf. Watch the sunset. Wait for the mailman. And drive slowly."