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There's only one cure for what's wrong with all of us pitchers, and that's to take a year off. Then, after you've gone a year without throwing, quit altogether.
--- Jim Palmer
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The pitcher has to find out if the hitter is timid. And if the hitter is timid, he has to remind the hitter he's timid.
--- Don Drysdale
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People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.
--- Rogers Hornsby

Updated since originally posted!

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All managers are losers, they are the most expendable pieces of furniture on the face of the Earth.
--- Ted Williams
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Managing is getting paid for home runs someone else hits.
---Casey Stengel
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I looked for the same pitch my whole career, a breaking ball. All of the time. I never worried about the fastball. They couldn't throw it past me, none of them.
--- Hank Aaron
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Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off.
--- Bill Veeck

It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.
---Gore Vidal

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You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the damn plate and give the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all.
------ Earl Weaver
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Shortly before the All-Star Break, numerous Rosterites assembled electronically for a week-long online Roundtable on the state of the Blue Jays franchise, short-term and long-term. The mood was upbeat and positive, right up until Kevin Mench's line drive fractured Roy Halladay's tibia. Things got a little more sombre after that.

Accordingly, we've broken down this extensive Roundtable into two sections -- pre-HLH-injury and post-HLH-injury. Read what the Roster had to say about the Jays, and add your own two cents' worth at the end.

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Why does the baseball have the best all-star game?
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Now I'm sitting here,
Sipping at my ice cold beer,
Lazing on a sunny afternoon.
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Bring on the brand new Renaissance
Cause I think I'm ready
I've been shaking all night long
But my hands are steady
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Who keeps on loving you when youíve been lying
Saying things ainít what they seem
God does but I donít
God will but I wonít
And thatís the difference between God and me
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This old porch is like a steaming greasy
plate of enchiladas
with lots of cheese and onions
and a guacamole salad
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