With those who don't give a damn about baseball, I can only sympathize. I do not resent them. I am even willing to concede that many of them are physically clean, good to their mothers and in favor of world peace. But while the game is on, I can't think of anything to say to them.
When Steve and I die, we are going to be buried in the same cemetery, 60-feet 6-inches apart.
Tim McCarver, who caught all of Steve Carlton's games, 1977
No game in the world is as tidy and dramatically neat as baseball, with cause and effect, crime and punishment, motive and result, so cleanly defined.