? Richie Hebner, long noted for his poor fielding as a third baseman and first baseman, on his new role as part-time rightfielder with the Pittsburgh Pirates: "I won't have trouble fielding the ball as long as they don't hit it to me."
? Martina Navratilova, multilingual tennis star, playing in the Canadian Open in Montreal, where the public-address announcements are in both French and English: "I don't know which language to protest in."
?George MacIntyre, Vanderbilt football coach, hearing that Herschel" Walker was injured during a Georgia practice session: "What scares me is that Georgia has players who can hurt him."
? Billy Martin, on fracturing a finger hitting a piece of furniture after a bad performance by his Oakland A's: "I'm getting smarter. I finally punched something that couldn't sue me."