? Tippy Martinez, Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher, asked how he expected to be affected by the trade to Oakland of fellow reliever Tim Stoddard, who weighs 250 pounds: "There will be more food for everybody."
?Patti Corzine, wife of Chicago center Dave Corzine, following a Bulls victory over the Philadelphia 76ers, who were playing without Moses Malone: "I knew something was wrong when Dave came home with no bite marks."
? Steve Sax, Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman, discussing the club's spring training regimen: "We're given a choice. We can either run around the field three times or run around Tommy Lasorda once."
? Stan Kasten, Atlanta Hawks general manager, explaining why he has had trouble making deals with other clubs: "They all want to give me bad players, and I've got enough of those."