?Joe Yamin, switch-hitting outfielder for the Pewter Mug Tavern softball team in Watervliet, N.Y., when asked why he didn't switch and try to hit righty after striking out awkwardly three times on nine pitches while batting lefthanded: "I can't hit with power righthanded."
?Doug English, Detroit Lion defensive tackle, on the standard objection to using urinalysis to test pro football players for drug use: "Sure, such tests are dehumanizing. But when you think about it, the game of football is, at times."
? Mike Scioscia, Los Angeles Dodger catcher, when asked how he had developed into one of baseball's most formidable plate-blockers: "You don't get a heck of a lot of practice. It's not easy to find guys who'll come out early before games and run into you."
? Bob Griese, announcing his decision to leave the Miami Dolphin coaching staff and enter private business: "If you want to drop off the face of the earth, just be an assistant coach."