? Abe Martin, TCU football coach, on next fall's prospects: "I'm expecting a good season; I don't know why. Just ignorance, I guess."
?Vinnie Smith, National League umpire, maintaining that players are better educated than in the old days: "But the language they use is the same."
? Minnesota Twins Manager Sam Mele, when asked if his players would be excused from a workout to watch Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus play golf in Orlando: "No, I don't think so. If Palmer loses he'll be back next year. I can't say the same for Sam Mele."