Bats quotes

  • I don't know how I'm gonna pick up a bat again. I just need to be away for a bit and play with my dogs.
    -- AB de Villiers

    #Dog #Play #Bats

  • I'll pay to watch MS Dhoni Bat. Dhoni is not the next Gilchrist. He's the first MS Dhoni.
    -- Adam Gilchrist

    #Epic #Ms Dhoni #Bats

  • The best compliment for me is when someone says they'll pay to watch me play, And I can say that I'll pay to watch MS Dhoni bat. MS is not the next Gilchrist. He's the first MS Dhoni
    -- Adam Gilchrist

    #Play #Ms Dhoni #Bats

  • I would be comfortable to bat anywhere,
    -- Adam Gilchrist

    #Bats #Would Be

  • And I can say that I’ll pay to watch MS Dhoni bat.
    -- Adam Gilchrist

    #Ms Dhoni #Bats #Watches

  • Hand me down the shark repellent Bat-Spray!
    -- Adam West

    #Sharks #Hands #Bats

  • I have an Alka-Seltzer bat. You know-plop, plop, fizz, fizz, when the pitcher sees me walking up there he says, 'Oh, what a relief it is'.
    -- Andy Van Slyke

    #Baseball #Bats #Relief

  • You obviously want the results but you must do your job in every at-bat and deal with what every situation dictates.
    -- Anthony Rizzo

    #Jobs #Bats #Want

  • Actually I'd always thought he sat in the library with a slim volume of metaphysical poetry until the commissioner called him on the bat phone and summoned him into action. Holy paranormal activity, Nightingale - to the Jag mobile.
    -- Ben Aaronovitch

    #Phones #Library #Bats

  • The true harbinger of spring is not crocuses or swallows returning to Capistrano, but the sound of the bat on the ball.
    -- Bill Veeck

    #Spring #Sound #Bats

  • What can I do, I asked myself, that is so spectacular that no one will be able to say he had seen it before? The answer was perfectly obvious. I would send a midget up to bat.
    -- Bill Veeck

    #Bats #Answers #Able

  • I had been playing for a while, and I asked Louisville Slugger to send me a dozen flame treated bats. But when I got it, I realized they had sent me a box of ashes.
    -- Bob Uecker

    #Flames #Bats #Ashes

  • I'm not afraid to swing the bat. If they elect to pitch to me, I'm going to swing. I'm not as picky as Mr. Sheffield. I'll swing at something over my head.
    -- Bobby Bonilla

    #Sports #Swings #Bats

  • A full mind is an empty bat.
    -- Branch Rickey

    #Baseball #Mind #Bats

  • The Olympics are great for notoriety right off the bat, but your body of work is what people remember you for.
    -- Brian Boitano

    #People #Bats #Body

  • If I have to put anyone to bat for my life, it'll be Kallis or Dravid.
    -- Brian Lara

    #Bats #Dravid

  • If I have a son and he decides to play cricket, I will want him to bat like Sachin Tendulkar.
    -- Brian Lara

    #Son #Play #Bats

  • I don't understand the whole dating thing. I know right off the bat if I'm interested in someone, and I don't want them to waste their money on me and take me out to eat if I know I'm not interested in that person.
    -- Britney Spears

    #Dating #Bats #Want

  • It's a pretty sure thing that the player's bat is what speaks loudest when it's contract time, but there are moments when the glove has the last word.
    -- Brooks Robinson

    #Baseball #Player #Bats

  • I've always said when I broke in I was an average player. I had an average arm, average speed and definitely an average bat. I am still average in all of those.
    -- Brooks Robinson

    #Player #Average #Bats

  • I think I play center field better than I do anywhere else. I have enough speed and enough reaction to know where the ball goes off the bat.
    -- Bryce Harper

    #Thinking #Play #Bats

  • We found that just by the way we stood, affected women dramatically, and if you look at our show, you'll see that we always stood with our legs open our fists on hips and our bat bulges forward, which had a profound effect on women!
    -- Burt Ward

    #Hands #Profound #Bats

  • It's good to find the barrel of the bat again.
    -- Chase Utley

    #Bats #Barrels

  • Hitting at the top of the order is a good thing. You get more at-bats. I'm excited to see how this develops.
    -- Chase Utley

    #Order #Bats #Hitting

  • It took us a little while, but we swung the bats well tonight.
    -- Chase Utley

    #Bats #Tonight #Littles

  • You fool around with different pitches playing catch, but it's not the same when you've got to face some guy with a bat in his hand.
    -- Chili Davis

    #Hands #Guy #Bats

  • There are certain things I can't do, certain pitches I can't hit. You stay away from them. You try to wait for pitches you can hit. The bat speed isn't what it used to be. You make up for it by using your head, working counts, getting ahead in counts and getting pitches to hit and hitting them hard.
    -- Chili Davis

    #Waiting #Trying #Bats

  • We had some pretty good at-bats off Carpenter. We just couldn't find any holes. That's the way it goes sometimes. We were able to get some guys on but weren't able to get them in early. We did some little things right, we got some guys on, we got some walks. We take it one batter at a time and everybody tries to stay within their own limitations. We did that, we just didn't get the big hit to get them in.
    -- Craig Biggio

    #Guy #Trying #Bats

  • We have found that bats adjust the timing of their sounds when they encounter clutter, and they seem to 'strobe' the world with sound.
    -- Cynthia Moss

    #Sound #Bats #Encounters

  • To Beatrice- My love flew like a butterfly Until death swooped down like a bat As the poet Emma Montana McElroy said: 'That's the end of that
    -- Daniel Handler

    #Butterfly #Montana #Bats

  • Words should wander and meander. They should fly like owls and flicker like bats and slip like cats. They should murmur and scream and dance and sing.
    -- David Almond

    #Cat #Owl #Bats

  • Now go away, or I'll get my friends the Bats to bite you.
    -- David Clement-Davies

    #Going Away #Bats

  • I like to think of the world's greatest athlete coming up to bat against me - Tiger Woods, Wayne Gretzky, I don't care who it is - and I'm looking at him thinking, you have no chance.
    -- David Cone

    #Athlete #Thinking #Bats

  • Them bats is smart. They use radar!
    -- David Letterman

    #Smart #Bats #Use

  • The fans know that I don't give at-bats away.
    -- David Ortiz

    #Giving #Bats #Fans

  • You take all the offensive linemen and put them in a burlap bag, and then you take a baseball bat and beat on the bag. You’re sacking them. You’re bagging them. And that’s what you’re doing with a quarterback.
    -- Deacon Jones

    #Baseball #Bats #Bags

  • Isn't it odd? A guy bats .301 and has 35 homers. Then everybody starts to tell him what a good fielder he has become.
    -- Dick Stuart

    #Guy #Bats #Odd

  • I remember when we were doing the first Dragon's Lair, I got really involved with coming up with all the little rooms and what was the danger in the room and going into it with bats and spiders and snakes.
    -- Don Bluth

    #Dragons #Snakes #Bats

  • When the ball is over the middle of the plate, the batter is hitting it with the sweet part of the bat. When it's inside, he's hitting it with the part of the bat from the handle to the trademark. When it's outside, he's hitting it with the end of the bat. You've got to keep the ball away from the sweet part of the bat. To do that, the pitcher has to move the hitter off the plate.
    -- Don Drysdale

    #Sweet #Moving #Bats

  • I like being close to the bats.
    -- Don Mattingly


  • I was never coached; I was never told how to hold a bat.
    -- Donald Bradman


  • Place hitting is, in a sense, glorified bunting. I only take a half swing at the ball, and the weight of the bat rather than my swing is what drives it.
    -- Edd Roush

    #Swings #Bats #Balls

  • If people got hit on the head by a baseball bat every week, pretty soon they would invent reasons why getting hit on the head with a baseball bat was a good thing.
    -- Eliezer Yudkowsky

    #Baseball #People #Bats

  • Everyone in my grade is turning 13, so there are bunches of bar and bat mitzvahs. They're very dressy. It's fun picking out outfits. One girl, for her bat mitzvah, wore a huge red ball gown!
    -- Elle Fanning

    #Girl #Fun #Bats

  • He'd have to be blinder than a bat. ~Alexander
    -- Ellen Schreiber


  • A nod's as good as a wink to a blind bat!
    -- Eric Idle

    #Bats #Blind

  • When you're mad at someone, it's probably best not to break his arm with a baseball bat.
    -- Evel Knievel

    #Baseball #Mad #Bats

  • Tara (Lipinski) got out there like a bat out of hell and skated her guts out. Michelle skated very well, but she skated conservatively. She skated great, just not fantastic. That was the difference.
    -- Frank Carroll

    #Differences #Bats #Hell

  • I had immediate success in the sense that I sold something right off the bat. I thought it was going to be a piece of cake and it really wasn't. I have drawers full of - or I did have - drawers full of rejection slips.
    -- Fred Saberhagen

    #Cake #Rejection #Bats

  • If Trescothick had tried to get me off the field when batting well, I'd have hit him with my bat.
    -- Geoffrey Boycott

    #Athlete #Bats #Fields

  • I'd like to see him go out and bat one day with a stump. I tell you that's what he's been doing all this while
    -- Greg Chappell

    #One Day #Bats #Stumps

  • I never smile when I have a bat in my hands. That's when you've got to be serious.
    -- Hank Aaron

    #Smile #Hands #Bats

  • There's no better sight on the cricket field than watch Tendulkar bat.
    -- Harsha Bhogle

    #Sight #Bats #Watches

  • A Bat meeting any one running away, signifies an evasion: for although she have no wings, yet she flies.
    -- Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa

    #Running #Wings #Bats

  • There cannot be found in the animal kingdom a bat, or any other creature, so blind in its own range of circumstance and connection, as the greater majority of human beings are in the bosoms of their families
    -- Helen Hunt Jackson

    #Animal #Majority #Bats

  • I don't make speeches. I just let my bat speak for me in the summertime.
    -- Honus Wagner

    #Baseball #Summertime #Bats

  • Not treasured wealth, nor the consul's lictor, can dispel the mind's bitter conflicts and the cares that flit, like bats, about your fretted roofs.
    -- Horace

    #Mind #Bats #Care

  • Whenever you study composition you inevitably encounter Bach right off the bat. You can't get across the room without running into him and the other greats. Analyzing Bach absolutely influenced my jazz playing.
    -- Howard Roberts

    #Music #Running #Bats

  • Jacques Rudolph at the moment is using the inside edge as much as the middle of the bat.
    -- Ian Botham

    #Bats #Rudolph #Moments

  • Ah wonder if anybody this side of the Atlantic has ever bought a baseball bat with playing baseball in mind.
    -- Irvine Welsh

    #Baseball #Mind #Bats

  • A brilliant idea without action is like Mark McGwire playing baseball without a bat.
    -- Jack Canfield

    #Baseball #Ideas #Bats

  • A man with a club [bat] is a law-maker, a man to be obeyed, but not necessarily conciliated.
    -- Jack London

    #Men #Law #Bats

  • There are some people who might look better if you smacked them in the head with a baseball bat.
    -- Jared Leto

    #Baseball #People #Bats

  • When I was a kid, I dreamed of using a bat with my own name on it.
    -- Jennie Finch

    #Kids #Names #Bats

  • All coaches religiously carry fungo bats in the spring to ward off suggestions that they are not working.
    -- Jim Brosnan

    #Spring #Bats #Suggestions

  • You always want to get at-bats. You always want to contribute.
    -- Jim Thome

    #Bats #Want

  • I was going as soon as the ball hit the bat, it was lucky that it was a chopper. I just ran and hoped to God I was safe.
    -- Joey Gathright

    #God #Bats #Lucky

  • Bats have no bankers and they do not drink and cannot be arrested and pay no tax and, in general, bats have it made.
    -- John Berryman

    #Bankers #Bats #Pay

  • The dead elm leaves hung like folded bats.
    -- Josephine Winslow Johnson

    #Bats #Hung

  • I have thoroughly compromised your niece," Alex declared. "Will you plase insist that she marry me?" Caroline didn't bat an eyelash. "This", she announced, "is most peculiar.
    -- Julia Quinn

    #Niece #Eyelashes #Bats

  • All careers go up and down like friendships, like marriages, like anything else, and you can't bat a thousand all the time.
    -- Julie Andrews

    #Inspiring #Careers #Bats

  • I didn’t realize that one tragedy can beget another, and another — bright-eyed disasters flooding out of a death hole like bats out of a cave.
    -- Karen Russell

    #Tragedy #Bats #Caves

  • Everybody has bad at-bats -- except McCutchen.
    -- Kirk Gibson


  • Hey there. Here's something familiar, a bat. Hope you like it.
    -- Koushun Takami

    #Bats #Hey #You Like It

  • When I wasn't working on Broadway, I worked in a Bat Mitzvah dress shop and was the Cinderella of the shop - always cleaning and vacuuming!
    -- Lea Michele

    #Broadway #Bats #Dresses

  • I've never fallen in love right off the bat. I get scared to say I love you too soon because it means so much. It means you're not seeing an end to things.
    -- Leighton Meester

    #I Love You #Mean #Bats

  • Your bat is your life. It's your weapon. You don't want to go into battle with anything that feels less than perfect
    -- Lou Brock

    #Perfect #Battle #Bats

  • When you're in Los Angeles, nobody bats an eye, they're so used to seeing actors, they just act really cool
    -- Luke Wilson

    #Eye #Bats #Actors

  • The truth is, we [women] live like bats, or owls, labor like beasts, and die like worms.
    -- Margaret Cavendish

    #Owl #Bats #Truth Is

  • Failure makes excuses. Success just keeps swinging the bat.
    -- Marshall Sylver

    #Bats #Excuse

  • A failure becomes just one time at bat if you refuse to let it defeat you.
    -- Marv Levy

    #Football #Bats #Defeat

  • Derek Randall bats like an octopus with piles
    -- Matthew Engel

    #Octopus #Bats

  • I've seen God. He bats at No. 4 for India in tests
    -- Matthew Hayden

    #Tests #Bats #India

  • Bat doesn't hit ball, bat meets it.
    -- May Swenson

    #Bats #Balls

  • Bowl better, Bat better, Catch better, communicate better... Just bloody play better.... I am now available for Selection of Australia..!!!!!
    -- Michael Vaughan

    #Play #Australia #Bats

  • The Indian bowlers picked me for sledging when I was batting well. They called me school boy. But I was enjoying it and I had answered it with my bat,
    -- Mushfiqur Rahim

    #School #Boys #Bats

  • When I'm at bat, I'm in scoring position.
    -- Oscar Gamble

    #Bats #Position

  • I got rabies shots for biting the head off a bat but that's OK - the bat had to get Ozzy shots.
    -- Ozzy Osbourne

    #Rabies #Biting #Bats

  • When I get the record, all it will make me is the player with the most hits. I'm also the player with the most at bats and the most outs. I never said I was a greater player than (Ty) Cobb.
    -- Pete Rose

    #Player #Bats #Records

  • A gun is no more dangerous than a cricket bat in the hands of a madman.
    -- Prince Philip

    #Gun #Hands #Bats

  • If a cricketer suddenly decided to go into a school and batter a lot of people to death with a cricket bat, are you going to ban cricket bats?
    -- Prince Philip

    #School #People #Bats

  • You planning top kill me with a Wiffle bat?" [Carson asked] "Yeah." "Why?" he asked. The bat was shaking in my tight grip. "Because I don't have my Minnie Mouse pillow.
    -- Rachel Vail

    #Bats #Planning #Yeah

  • Don’t change the channel when Rohit Sharma walks out to bat, because by the time you change it back, he‘d be long gone!!
    -- Ravi Shastri

    #Long #Gone #Bats

  • If you want to learn batting, bat with MS Dhoni.
    -- Ravindra Jadeja

    #Ms Dhoni #Dhoni #Bats

  • I use my single windup, my double windup, my triple windup, my hesitation windup, my no windup. I also use my step-n-pitch-it, my submariner, my sidearmer and my bat dodger. Man's got to do what he's got to do.
    -- Satchel Paige

    #Men #Steps #Bats

  • You gotta keep the ball off the fat part of the bat.
    -- Satchel Paige

    #Bats #Balls #Fats

  • I feel good. At this point, the only thing I'm trying to do is accumulate at-bats and get my work in, and so far that's what I'm doing.
    -- Scott Rolen

    #Feel Good #Trying #Bats

  • I will leave this shining life of cricket very soon. This bat and ball won't save Shahid Afridi in Grave
    -- Shahid Afridi

    #Shining #Balls #Bats

  • I didn't know if I still had it in me to be really dangerous, but I thought so. It's like knocking someone off a bike with a baseball bat; you never really lose the knack.
    -- Simon R. Green

    #Baseball #Healing #Bats

  • A lot of hitters stay away from the plate, some are close up, some are forward, some are back. The thing about hitting is this: You have to know the strike zone. That's the most important thing. Hit strikes and put the bat on the ball.
    -- Stan Musial

    #Important #Hitting #Bats