? Brooks Robinson, on spring training: "This is my best time of the year. Heck, once the season starts, I go to work."
? Gene Sarazen, now 72, asked which was the greater thrill, his double eagle in the Masters or his televised hole in one last summer in the British Open: "Neither. Getting my first Social Security check."
? Johnny Orr, Michigan basketball coach: " Don Canham's the best athletic director in the country. He just extended my contract—from 30 days to a year. With Canham, that's tenure."
? Lou Brock, St. Louis Cardinal outfielder: "When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed. I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly. He cut the legs off the bed."