? Rocky Bridges, who managed the Triple-A Phoenix Giants for nine years and is now skipper of the Class A Everett (Wash.) Giants: "I took one giant step backward."
?Ellis Clary, Minnesota Twins scout, whose team is in the thick of its divisional race despite one of baseball's lowest payrolls: "We've got the only players who'll make more in their World Series shares than in salary."
? Frank Tanana, Texas Ranger pitcher, after Cleveland Indian rookie Joe Carter made his home debut by hitting a first-pitch home run off him: "I've given up many a thrill in my career."
?Butch van Breda Kolff, former NBA coach who recently became the coach at Lafayette College, when one of the Leopard players arrived late at the first team meeting: "That'll be 50 bucks. Oh, I can't do that, can I?"