? Tommy John, Los Angeles pitcher, after the Dodgers had been crushed by Philadelphia 14-2: "I think the Phillies have reached a point where they are now better than Cincinnati, but that's like comparing the atom bomb to the hydrogen bomb. They both kill you."
?David Pickett, of Northeast Louisiana University, who was picked ninth in the NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers: "I feel like I have just as good a chance as the first man chosen, and I'll be a lot less expensive."
? Joe Frazier, New York Met manager, chastising his slumping pitching ace Tom Seaver for boisterous behavior on the team bus: "You're talking 70 and shooting 90."
? George Foreman, before his bout with the other Joe Frazier: "Boxing is sort of like jazz. The better it is, the less amount of people can appreciate it."