? Tommy John, California Angel pitcher, when asked following a clubhouse burglary whether he was missing anything: "My fastball."
?Bob Cooper, head of Seattle Teamsters Local 174, vowing to lend his union's support to NFL strikers in the event that the Seahawks tried to suit up a team of non-union players: "We would do all we could to help—and we deliver the beer."
?Skip Caray, Atlanta Brave broadcaster, upon being introduced to Ted Giannoulas, a.k.a. The Chicken: "Why did you cross the road?"
?Dwight Wallace, Ball State University football coach, informed that an expensive glass sculpture will be conferred on the Mid-American Conference's Player of the Year: "I hope they don't give it to one of my receivers."