?Donald Davidson, the Atlanta Braves 4-foot traveling secretary, on the Braves-Astros free-for-all in Houston: "The next time something like that gets started I'm going to punch the other club's traveling secretary."
? Gene Mauch, former Philadelphia Phillies manager, now managing Montreal, on what he would do with Rich Allen if he had him again: "I'd find him, fine him and play him; find him, fine him and play him; find him, fine him and play him—just like I did when I was managing the Phillies."
? Don Meredith, tearfully (of course) announcing his retirement from the Dallas Cowboys: "I thought I would start off by telling you I had bought a one-third interest in a New York bar, but I decided to play it straight."