In my baseball renaissance, I've taken to finding, reading, loving and sharing quotes on the fascinating game. There are many. And when they're 140 characters long or less, I share them on Twitter, usually late at night.
Some of the greatest ones, though, are too long for that medium. Like this one:
"One of the beautiful things about baseball is that every once in a while you come into a situation where you want to, and where you have to, reach down and prove something."- Nolan Ryan
When I left Toronto and began Stealing Home, I wrote that "life mirrors baseball." I've yet to come across a quote that better illustrates my point.
Preach on, Nolan.
Incredible image -- that's a Matt Kemp home run ball lodged in the scoreboard -- courtesy of daylife.