What I Did: Sent out some queries for my middle-grade novel, RAIN ON THE WATER. Got 2 more rejections on my novel, QUEEN HENRY. Caught up on blogs – reading and writing them. Started rewrites on my novel, SINGLES VS. BRIDEZILLAS.
What I Read: MAN SEEKS GOD by Eric Weiner
What I Saw: HORRIBLE BOSSES, re-watched BULL DURHAM (in prep for writing another baseball novel)
To celebrate that baseball season is here, please enjoy some of the best baseball movie quotes!
“Every time you’re up at bat, give it everything ya got, and be sure to tag all the bases all the time.” – The Pride of St. Louis / 1952
“You can’t breathe through your eyelids.” Bull Durham / 1988
“In all humility, I’m the greatest baseball player of all time. Nobody even come a close second.” Cobb / 1994
“Well, it was great game with everybody givin’ it everything they had and you can’t do more than that and you never should do no less.” The Pride of St. Louis / 1952
“You tryin’ to say Jesus Christ can’t hit a curveball?” Major League/ 1989
“The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It’s been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again, but baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, is a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh people will come, Ray. People will most definitely come.” – Field of Dreams / 1989
“As much of a better pitcher as I am than Paul, that’s how much a better pitcher he is than me.” – The Pride of St. Louis / 1952
“Well I believe in the soul, the dawn, the evening, the small of a woman’s back, the hangin’ curveball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing AstroTurf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days. Good Night.” – Bull Durham / 1988
“You guys be good. Get dirty.” – A League of Their Own/ 1992
“We’ll keep teaching the children English and you keep learnin’ them baseball.” – The Pride of St. Louis/ 1952