? Scotty Bowman, former coach of the St. Louis Blues now coaching the Montreal Canadiens: "In St. Louis, the players realized their limitations. They felt you were doing them a favor if you let them play. Here, with the established players, it's just the opposite. Some of them figure they're doing you a favor by playing."
? Nestor Chylak, American League umpire, on why he did not eject Detroit Tiger Manager Billy Martin for his violent argument over the Bert Campaneris bat-throwing incident in the pennant playoffs: "I didn't see him do anything. After all, I've only got two pairs of eyes."
? Chet Forte, producer of ABC's Monday night pro football telecasts: "We have a show-business show. We're competing against Lucy and Carol Burnett and a movie. If Don Meredith ever comes to a game knowing all the players' numbers and becomes wrapped up in X's and O's like the other jock analysts, we're in trouble."