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   QUOTES

"It's like watching Mario Andretti park a car."
-- As an announcer, describing Phil Niekro's knuckleball

"If Branch Rickey were alive today, he'd be spinning in his grave."
-- On the state of the Dodgers and baseball in 1999

"Two-thirds of the earth is covered by water, the other third by Garry Maddox."
-- As a sportscaster, one of his most requoted lines

"You know what they say about Chicago. If you don' t like the weather, wait 15 minutes."
-- As the Mets announcer, after the temperature at Wrigley Field went from 103 degrees to 61 degrees the following day.

"Cadillacs are down at the end of the bat."
-- In response to being asked why he didn't choke up.

"I don't think we had the pressures then that ballplayers have now, because there was no television."
-- As a TV announcer




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