?Jerry DaVanon, Houston Astro utility infielder, on life in baseball: "My daughter Kelley, who is five, is a friend of Ken Boswell's daughter Ashley, who is the same age. They hadn't seen each other for a while, and Ashley asked my wife if Kelley had been traded."
? Dick Vermeil, who came from UCLA to coach the Philadelphia Eagles, on why he feels Dallas is the team to beat this year: "The Cowboys were in the Super Bowl last season, and I didn't see them graduating any seniors."
?Jack Brohamer, Chicago White Sox infielder, on the club's proposed use of shorts: "I'm not going to wear short pants unless they let me wear a halter top too."
? Bruce Crampton, on tournament golf: "It's a compromise of what your ego wants you to do, what experience tells you to do and what your nerves let you do."