Hope and baseball are hallmarks of spring. March 20th threw both Japan’s way when Red Sox management announced Daisuke Matsuzaka, beloved pitcher from Japan, was on a roll in spring training. Due to neck and back injuries, Dice K had a lackluster 2010 season, ending with a 9-6 record the members of Red Sox Nation would like to forget. Manager Terry Francona is encouraged by DK’s new throwing routine, stating he threw well in two straight outings last week.
If it helps lighten the heaviness in the fan's hearts in Japan, I hope Daisuke Matsuzaka wins the final game of the 2011 World Series. I hope you hope he does, too. (This has nothing to do with me being a Red Sox fan but it would lighten the heaviness in my heart if my fantasy occured in Boston come October.) But why wait for October when our hearts could use a little lightening today? If baseball doesn’t do it for you, maybe these baseball quotes will.
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.
The way to make coaches think you’re in shape in the spring is to get a tan.
Trying to sneak a pitch past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.
Sandy’s fastball was so fast, some batters would start to swing as he was on his way to the mound.
— Jim Murray
A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings.
I never threw an illegal pitch. The trouble is, once in a while I toss one that ain’t never been seen by this generation.
You teach me baseball and I'll teach you relativity...No we must not. You will learn about relativity faster than I learn baseball.
The way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until the ball stops rolling and then to pick it up.
I want to thank all those who made this night necessary.
Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things.
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