? Tom Haller, Los Angeles Dodger catcher, on the new dimensions of Dodger Stadium, where home plate has been moved forward 10 feet to give hitters a better home-run shot: "I like the outfield fences being closer, but that means they've added 10 feet behind the catcher. I think some guys are going to be surprised at how many at bats they'll lose fouling out near the screen or in front of the boxes down the lines."
?Anatoli Tarasov, coach of Russia's national ice hockey team, on seeing Gordie Howe of the Detroit Red Wings play: " Gordie Howe would not even make my fifth forward line—if I had one. He would have been all right for my team at 30, but not at 40."