?Roger McCann, Eastern League basketball official pressed into service during the NBA officials' strike: "I told the NBA people I was only available on days ending in y."
? Frank Robinson, manager of the Cleveland Indians, after rookie Paul Dade, wearing uniform No. 00, was thrown out trying to steal third with one out in a 1-1 game: "I don't know why he wears that number, but when he took off, I said, 'Oh-oh.' "
? Bill Dellinger, University of Oregon track coach, emerging from the steeplechase water jump in which his team had dunked him after beating Arizona State by one point: "My team has class. They took my wallet and pen out of my pockets before throwing me in."