"The other evening Frisbees were given out at a game in Atlanta and the game almost was forfeited when they were thrown on the field. How can you be given a Frisbee and not throw it?"
"Anybody who hits behind a base-stealer like Lou Brock is going to lose about 25 points off his batting average. I know because that's what I cost Junior Gilliam."
"There is no way a major league player can let a fly ball drop because the sun got in his eyes. When it happens it is scored as a hit. It is not a hit; it is an error."
Wills has made up his mind that he will not take those "if we get the hitting and the pitching and the fielding and avoid injuries we will win" answers from players. "If you take that, you'll take anything," he says. "I think I have enough rapport with the players and enough knowledge of the game to ask things that will get interesting answers."
Not too long ago Wills asked Met Pitcher Jon Matlack, "Did you feel you got a good shake from the umpire?"
"There were a few pitches I thought he missed," Matlack replied.
Baseball audiences are not used to such answers, mostly because they are not accustomed to such questions.