? Joe Torre, St. Louis Cardinal third baseman and last year's Most Valuable Player, on his holdout at spring training: "They're even charging me for coffee and gum at the clubhouse."
?Orville Henry, Arkansas Gazette columnist: "Do you reckon that the Greenville officer who arrested Duane Thomas on charges of possessing marijuana bothered to advise him, 'You have the right to remain silent'?"
? George Armstrong, Toronto Maple Leaf scout who is part Indian, on the controversy over Indians as the subject of team insignia: "When I was playing, it wasn't the Black Hawks' crest that bothered me. It was Bobby Hull's slap shot."
? Dave Wohl, Philadelphia 76er guard, on his rebounding ability: "I am a 6'2", deceptive non-leaper. I have one good jump in me a month. I try to make sure I use it wisely."