SEAVER: Bud is a very thoughtful guy with other people. He loves country and Western music and always travels with a cassette recorder. But he knows I have different tastes, so he brings a Barbra Streisand cassette and the other stuff I like.
WILLS: At bat he's what I call a tough out—he works at staying at bat. He has not yet hit for great average, but he has the potential. One thing is for sure, he's one of the best bunters in the league.
YOST: Bud is still young, and he gets better as he gets more confidence, but right now I would rate him with the best. The only one in the league who is close is Kessinger.
SEAVER: If I were a manager, Buddy has the qualities I would like to see in everybody on my team. He gives 100% effort all the time, and when he leaves the field he never has to say "if."
MET FAN: So who needs an if? The rest of those trees play like The Twig and we win it in a breeze. Oney, when they gonna play it?