? Whitey Herzog, St. Louis Cardinal manager, explaining why he prefers Mets pitching sensation Dwight Gooden over Phillie second baseman Juan Samuel, who's hitting .273, with 69 stolen bases, but has committed 33 errors, for National League Rookie of the Year: " Samuel's allowed more runs than Gooden."
? Sam Wyche, Cincinnati Bengal coach, after the team's pet cat, Vanilla, vomited on the floor of his office: "This is something that probably doesn't happen in Tom Landry's office."
? Franco Harris, talking about his first game with the Seattle Seahawks: "After 12 years, the old butterflies came back. Well, I guess at my age you call them moths."
?Duane Schlei, announcer at the Black Hills Greyhound Race Track in Rapid City, S. Dak., after the withdrawal from a race of an entrant named Little Itch: "Ladies and gentlemen, please scratch Little Itch."