?Mrs. Laura Quilici, hearing that her son Frank had been named manager of the Minnesota Twins: "Oh, the poor kid. He's going to get an ulcer now."
? Ron Santo, Chicago Cub third baseman, after playing second base for the first time in the majors: "Now I know why second basemen limp so much."
?Jack McClure, former stock-car racer who has taken to drag racing, after hitting 190 mph in a rocket-powered go-cart: "During the run there is a panorama of feeling and sensation—luscious colors, feelings of weightlessness, a sense of everything being quiet and an overwhelming sense of accomplishment. And, oh yeah, it's freaky as hell."
? Calvin Hill, Dallas Cowboy running back: "In this business, you're old when you're 30. I look at my friends who graduated with me from Yale and see what they're doing, and it makes me feel I'm wasting my time."