? Richie Ashburn, Mets' outfielder, after hand-fighting Texas mosquitoes: " Houston is the only city in the country where women wear insect repellent instead of perfume."
? Frank Thomas, Mets' outfielder, same topic: "I hit two balls and killed three mosquitoes."
? Tommy Bolt, pro golfer, on the horrors of Oakmont: "I was buried in a trap so deep you could have thrown a little dirt and covered me up."
? Tex Schramm, Dallas Cowboys' general manager, on George Halas' ability to sell tickets at Wrigley Field: "Halas will sell a ticket anywhere he can put a chair. Many's the time a player has come out of the game and found some guy in his seat—and usually the guy has a ticket stub for it."
?Designer Geoffrey Cornish, on his new par-3 golf layout at South Yarmouth, Massachusetts: "It has built-in deceit. Every hole lies to you."