? Gaylord Perry, Royals pitcher, 314-game career winner and reputed spitballer, on announcing his retirement at age 45: "The league will be a little drier now, folks."
? Terry Bradshaw, Steeler quarterback, asked at a sports luncheon if he was still involved in any way with estranged wife Jo Jo Starbuck: "Just financially."
? Frank Robinson, manager of the fifth-place Giants, when asked last week how he viewed the race in the National League West: "By looking up."
? Bo Jackson, Auburn running back, on his summer job as a bank teller: "The first day I was $8,000 short. Just a rookie mistake."
?Don Matthews, coach of the Canadian Football League's B.C. Lions, asked whether his team would try any quick kicks in an upcoming game in Vancouver's domed stadium: "Only when we have the air conditioning at our backs."
? Jim Hanifan, St. Louis Cardinal coach, inviting reporters to serve as tackling dummies for his football team, which lost its first three games: "It could give you some extra pay, and you've got a good chance of not getting hit."