People who write about spring training not being necessary have never tried to throw a baseball.
Sandy Koufax
I love playing this game and every spring training feels like the first.
Rickey Henderson
I've kind of looked at my whole career as a spring training invite.
Jamie Moyer
It's the fans that need spring training. You gotta get 'em interested. Wake 'em up and let 'em know that their season is coming, the good times are gonna roll.
Harry Caray
A young ballplayer looks on his first spring training trip as a stage struck young woman regards the theater.
Christy Mathewson
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
Don't tell me about the world. Not today. It's springtime and they're knocking baseballs around fields where the grass is damp and green in the morning and the kids are trying to hit the curve ball.
Pete Hamill
Spring training means flowers, people coming outdoors, sunshine, optimism and baseball. Spring training is a time to think about being young again.
Ernie Banks
The sound of the bat is the music of spring training.
William Zinsser
Spring is the time of year when the ground thaws, trees bud, the income taxes falls due and everybody wins the pennant.
Jim Murray
That’s the true harbinger of spring – not crocuses or swallows returning to Capistrano, but the sound of a bat on a ball.
Bill Veeck
Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good too.
Yogi Berra
Spring training is my best time of the year. Heck, once the season starts, I go to work.
Brooks Robinson
Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona.
George Will