? Whitey Herzog, Cardinal manager, after newly acquired Pitcher Neil Allen, a notably poor bunter, laid down a perfect suicide squeeze against his former team, the Mets: "I wasn't taking a very big chance. He's not a good hitter, either."
? Andrea Jaeger, Wimbledon finalist, discussing the ofttimes sullen on-court demeanor of Wimbledon champion John McEnroe: "He scares me."
? Chili Davis, San Francisco Giant centerfielder, upon being informed a few days before the All-Star break that he was being sent to the minors to cure a month-long slump in which his batting average had plummeted from .292 to .225: "What makes it bad is that I was looking forward to the three days off."
? Lenny Wilkens, SuperSonics coach, at a roast, for General Manager Zollie Volchok, who is retiring in August: "I told him we needed an ultrasound machine, and he asked me why we needed music in the locker room."