SLIDESHOW: Play ball! Quotes about America's favorite pastime

Sing with me now. (I know you know the words.)

"Well, beat the drum and hold the phone; the sun came out today! We're born again; there's new grass on the field.

"Roundin' third and headed for home, it's a brown-eyed handsome man; 

"Anyone can understand the way I feel.

"Oh, put me in, Coach. I'm ready to play (clap -- clap, clap, clap) today. Put me in, Coach. I'm ready to play -- today. Look at me. I can be -- centerfield."

~ John Fogerty, "Centerfield"

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