?A bearded, bare-chested construction worker to Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn when he toured the site of the Philadelphia Phillies' nearly completed—but six-month-late—new stadium: "You won't be playing any ball here till June when I get through with it."
?The Irish Times, on the defeat of Nijinsky in the Arc de Triomphe: "To many Irish watchers at home, as well as those in Paris, the shock was like some convulsion of nature and most emphatically a national disaster. Not since the death of Cuchulain [a legendary Irish hero], perhaps, has there been such a romantic tragedy."
? Fred Taylor, TCU football coach: "We had a team a few years ago that fumbled so much the quarterback would signal for a fair catch before taking the snap from the center."
? Tony Kubek, of NBC's World Series television team, after interviewing Casey Stengel on the controversial play at home plate in the first game: "Excuse me, Casey, now I have to throw this upstairs to our translators."
? Otto Graham, in an interview just before the Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals met for the second time ever: "It will be a typical Browns-Bengals game."