The designated hitter rule is like letting someone else take Wilt Chamberlain's free throws.
Rick Wise, 1974
A mystique of history and heritage surrounds the New York Yankees. It's like the old days revived. We're loved and hated, but always in larger doses than any other team. We're the only team in any sport whose name and uniform and insignia are synonymous with their entire sport all over the world.... the Yankees mean baseball to more people than all the other teams combined.
Paul Blair, quoted in Washington Post, 22 June 1978
Strikeouts are boring - besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls. More democratic.