Dwight D. Eisenhower, registered supporter of the Washington Senators, happily parrying a suggestion that his press secretary, Jim Hagerty, a Yankee fan through good and bad times, fill in for Manager Casey Stengel: "Well, he couldn't do much worse."
Tom Pruett, assistant football coach at Baylor (3 won, 7 lost last year), spinning a retrospective yarn: "The football team has to walk across a busy street to reach its practice field, so a sign was erected that said 'Drive with Caution; Do Not Injure Football Players.' After we lost our fourth game, someone amended the sign by adding—'Wait for the Coaches.' "
Gabe Paul, Cincinnati Reds' general manager, offering an unusual theory as to why TV keeps people away from ball parks: "It used to be all you would do is check your home town weather before going out. Now those telecasts give you charts that show good fronts at home, but bad fronts here and there that might move toward you. So you stay home."