"Sometimes I have this fantasy:  The manager's been popping off all day and his team's just blown a big lead. I call time and walk over to the dugout and say very politely, 'Excuse me, sir. Your second baseman just booted one with the bases loaded.' "

Nestor Chylak

"Ballplayers will cheat under any circumstances if they think they can get away with it. Our job is to prevent it."

Nestor Chylak

Many fans look upon the umpire as sort of a necessary evil to the luxury of baseball, like the odor that follows an automobile.

Christy Mathewson

Somethin' like four thousand bottles have been thrown at me in my day but only about twenty ever hit me. That does not speak very well for the accuracy of the fans' throwing.

Harry "Steamboat" Johnson, umpire







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"A Tribute to Nestor Chylak"