?Jim Umbricht, Houston Colt pitcher, after his team had scored one run in 66 innings: "I have to pitch tonight. We drew straws and I got the short one."
? Tony Lema, after finishing his third round in the Cleveland Open tied with Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus: "They're in pretty good company."
? Mamie Van Doren, after her disengagement from Bo Belinsky: "I'll send his ring back. He bought it on credit and he needs the money."
? Jim Gentile, Baltimore Oriole first baseman, discussing the possibility that Bill Dailey, Minnesota relief pitcher, is using a spitter: "I can't say for sure, but a couple of times after hitting against him I noticed my bat was warped."
? Ed Bailey of the San Francisco Giants, notified of his selection as the starting catcher on the National League All-Star team: "I can't even make our club. How could I have made that one?"