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"The Yankees play such smart baseball that it’s almost as if they beat you wearing tuxedos." -
Billy Beane

Baseball has produced more classic quotes than any other sport, by not only the players and managers but by the writers and the fans too. Sports writing legend Roger Angell believed this was the case because in baseball "you have time for an idea, which in many sports you don't have room for."

Unlike other baseball quote collections, Ross Bonander's So So In Centerfield - Baseball Quotations Honoring the Game's Hallowed Traditions collects quotes old and new on not just baseball fundamentals like hitting and pitching, but also on other aspects of America's pasttime, including the fate of famous (or infamous) baseballs; the many different ways players have cheated (and gotten caught); the game's many heroes and goats; hyping and scouting; and much, much more.

The crack of the bat surely echoes through these pages, but this is no blind homage to the game's treasured past, but an embrace of all that is good and bad, corked or juiced, in the game of baseball.

"Major League Baseball is a business. The last time I played baseball was in college."
Barry Bonds

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