Johnny Bench quotes

  • A catcher and his body are like the outlaw and his horse. He's got to ride that nag till it drops.
    -- Johnny Bench

    #Softball #Baseball #Horse

  • There are too many false things in the world, and I don't want to be a part of them. If you say what you think, you're called cocky or conceited. But if you have an objective in life, you shouldn't be afraid to stand up and say it. In the second grade, they asked us what we wanted to be. I said I wanted to be a ball player and they laughed. In the eighth grade, they asked the same question, and I said a ball player and they laughed a little more. By the eleventh grade, no one was laughing.
    -- Johnny Bench

    #Cocky #Athlete #Thinking

  • Slumps are like a soft bed. They're easy to get into and hard to get out of.
    -- Johnny Bench

    #Baseball #Bed #Slumps

  • The catcher is in the middle of everything. He sees it best.
    -- Johnny Bench

    #Catchers #Middle

  • Jimmy Connors plays two tennis matches and winds up with $850,000, and Muhammad Ali fights for one bout and winds up with five million bucks. Me, I play 190 games--if you count exhibitions -- and I'm overpaid!
    -- Johnny Bench

    #Fighting #Wind #Games

  • I've seldom seen a ***** player walk into a bar and not let out exactly what he did for a living.
    -- Johnny Bench

    #Player #Horny #Bars

  • I was thinking about making a comeback, until I pulled a muscle vacuuming.
    -- Johnny Bench

    #Sports #Thinking #Comeback

  • So, yeah, I can say I always set my expectations so high that I had a lot to live up to.
    -- Johnny Bench

    #Expectations #Yeah

  • You know, when you can play with the greatest players of that particular era, you look forward to going to the ballpark. I mean, you thought it was great to be there in the clubhouse. You thought it was great to be on the field.
    -- Johnny Bench

    #Mean #Player #Looks

  • Well, you know, Pudge Rodriguez, obviously is as good as it gets.
    -- Johnny Bench

    #Good As It Gets #Pudge #Wells

  • They only delivered the newspaper once a week where I lived in Oklahoma, and those people lived and died with the box score of my games. My biggest moment was winning the World Series because everyone in my town was able to feel he was a world champion.
    -- Johnny Bench

    #Winning #Oklahoma #Games

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