? Don Sutton, Dodger pitcher, told by Manager Tom Lasorda to "hang in there" after a loss to Cincinnati: "I've got to. I can't dance or sing, and we've already got a pitching coach."
? Bud Adams, Houston Oiler owner, after years of watching his offensive linemen move on the wrong count, on the signing of first draft choice Morris Towns: "Morris was an engineering major at Missouri. It'll be nice to have a lineman who understands arithmetic."
? Steve Garvey, on the gentlemanly conduct of Al Downing, his Dodger teammate: "If Al were dining alone, he'd still use his butter knife."
? Joe Morgan, to Joaquin Andujar, after the Houston pitcher picked the Reds' star base stealer off first twice in one game: "That's the first time that ever happened to me, Joaquin. The next time I face you I'm going to steal second, I'm going to steal third, I'm going to steal home. Then I'm going to steal your underwear."