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Thomas Boswell Quotes: Cheating is baseball's oldest profession. No other game is so rich in skullduggery, so suited to it or so proud of it.
         

Cheating is baseball's oldest profession. No other game is so rich in skullduggery, so suited to it or so proud of it.


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All baseball fans can be divided into two groups: those who come to batting practice and the others. Only those in the first category have much chance of amounting to anything.



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There is no substitute for excellence. Not even success.



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Any person claiming to be a baseball fan who does not also claim to have invented the quickest, simplest and most complete method of keeping score probably is a fraud.



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I may be the only golfer never to have broken a single putter, if you don't count the one I twisted into a loop and threw into a bush.



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Baseball is religion without the mischief.



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Football is played best full of adrenaline and anger. Moderation seldom finds a place. Almost every act of baseball is a blending of effort and control; too much of either is fatal.





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