? Frank Kush, coach of the Baltimore Colts, on why he likes to read biographies of Churchill, Mussolini and Hitler: "What intrigues me about all those guys is how they managed people."
? Tom McVie, coach of the New Jersey Devils, asked how he'd slept after an 8-5 loss to the Buffalo Sabres: "Oh, I slept like a baby. Every two hours I woke up and started crying."
? Larry Anderson, erstwhile pitcher for Seattle, on the Mariners' former manager Rene Lachemann and owner George Argyros: "One time Lachemann said he needed a switch hitter. George said, 'Well, we're not going to have that kind of person on our club.' "