? Joe Brown, Pittsburgh Pirates general manager, asking John Quinn, Philadelphia Phillies general manager, for an hour's delay in starting their exhibition game scheduled for March 7 because of the total eclipse of the sun that will occur that day: "It may interest you to know that the next eclipse in our hemisphere will be on April 8, 2024. Let's try to schedule around it."
? Roman Gabriel, Los Angeles Ram quarterback, on his part in a motion picture called The Undefeated: "The name has been changed to 11 and 3."
? Pete Rose, Cincinnati Red outfielder, on teammate Wayne Granger: "He's so skinny the only place he could have won a college letter was Indiana."