?Philip Bomford of England, after seeing his first major league baseball game: "I haven't really quite discovered the function of the coaches. Why doesn't the striker know what is going on as well as they do?"
? National Football League Commissioner Pete Rozelle, on the possibilities of a "world series" between the NFL and the American Football League: "Those people seem to take that lawsuit they filed against us very lightly. It cost us $300,000 to defend ourselves and the minute the decision was handed down in our favor some of the AFL people took the attitude that everything was O.K. now and we could play each other."
?Bill Beall, assistant football coach at LSU: "I've learned more football talking to players than I have to coaches. After a game, or after he's graduated, you can chat with a boy and find out what he was thinking about before and during a play. Those Xs and Os we put on the blackboard—that was football 25 years ago."
? Bill Veeck, whose fine book Veeck As in Wreck is moving up on the bestseller lists: "I'm glad the Racing Form isn't charting this. Otherwise, they might be saying: MOVED PAST TIRED BOOKS."