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THEY SAID IT
Edited by John Papanek
April 17, 1978
?Lon Simmons, San Francisco Giants announcer, on receiving critical letters: "I don't mind hate mail, but when a letter comes to the station addressed 'Jerk, KSFO, San Francisco,' and I get it, then I start to worry."
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April 17, 1978

They Said It

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? Lon Simmons, San Francisco Giants announcer, on receiving critical letters: "I don't mind hate mail, but when a letter comes to the station addressed 'Jerk, KSFO, San Francisco,' and I get it, then I start to worry."

?Oriole Jim Palmer, asked when his sore shoulder would be well enough for him to pitch: "I don't know. You never know with these psychosomatic injuries. You have to take your time with them."

? Ted Turner, Atlanta Braves owner, on his team's prospects: "We're on our way to the World Series, really we are. Well, maybe not this year, but soon. Nobody ever heard of other great teams before they became great."

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