When they start the game, they don't yell, 'Work ball.' They say, 'Play ball.'
Willie Stargell, 1981
You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the goddamn plate and give the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all.
When we played softball, I'd steal second base, feel guilty and go back.