? Willie Stargell, told that teammate Dave Parker had called him his idol: "That's pretty good, considering that Dave's previous idol was himself."
? Bum Phillips, Houston Oiler coach, when asked if the acquisition of Oakland Quarterback Ken Stabler would put the Oilers in the Super Bowl: "Yep, if we win more games than anybody else."
? Joe Niekro, Houston Astro 21-game winner in 1979, asked how he expected to pitch this season: "Righthanded."
? George Foster, Cincinnati Red batting star, on word that the Phillies' lumbering Outfielder Greg Luzinski led the league last season by getting hit 10 times: "Was that in the field or at the plate?"
?Tommy Canterbury, Centenary basketball coach: "The trouble with officials is they just don't care who wins."
? Earl Weaver, on umpire Ron Luciano's new career as an NBC sportscaster: "I hope he takes this job more seriously than he did his last one."