? Tom Burleson, U.S. Olympic basketball player listed as 7'4", asked why he measured only 7'2�" barefoot: "I am 7'4" with my shoes on, and I always play with my shoes on."
?Bill Muncey, hydroplane pilot: "Really, we're all little kids, still looking for our parents' approval. I am 43, and the first thing I do after winning a hydroplane race is call my parents to tell them."
? Haywood Sullivan, Boston Red Sox personnel director, on managerial and coaching differences in the majors and the minors: "On the big-league club we have a manager and four coaches. On the lowest farms we have just one manager. Where we have the most need for teachers, we have the fewest, and where we need the fewest teachers, we have the most. This will have to change."
? Charlie Fox, San Francisco Giant manager, on why he salaamed to Giant Pitcher Ron Bryant after the latter had shut out the Chicago Cubs: "He complained that I didn't shake his hand after he won a game. So I told him if it would help, I'd get down on my knees and bow three times."