"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
-- As the Mets announcer, after the temperature
at Wrigley Field went from 103 degrees to 61 degrees the following
"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