| Baseball is the favourite American sport because it's so slow. Any idiot can follow it. And just about any idiot can play it.
| Call me Un-American; call me Canadian or Swedish, I don't care. I hate baseball ... I have lots of reasons to hate baseball. For one it's dull. Nothing happens. Watching baseball is like going to a lecture by a member of the Slow ... Talkers ... of... America. It's like turning on the TV - when the cable is out. It's like watching grass - no, Astroturf grow.
Jeff Jarvis Entertainment Weekly C19SO]
| Calling it the World Series must impress the world as an example of America's modesty.
| Detroit fans don't know anything about baseball. They couldn't tell the difference between baseball players and Japanese aviators.
| Hating the New York Yankees is as American as apple pie, unwed mothers and cheating on your income tax.
Mike Royko (1981)
| I don't think I can be expected to take seriously a game which takes less than three days to reach its conclusion.
Tom Stoppard (1984)
| On playing against a team from Japan -An hour after the game, you want to go out and play them again.
| On playing in Japan - It was strange. The only English words I saw were Sony and Mitsubishi.
| The underprivileged people of the Americas play some strange game with a bat which looks like an overgrown rolling pin.
| You remember baseball? A sort of razzamatazz rounders, played by rowdy roughnecks, wielding oversize clubs and oversized tennis balls.