5 great quotes about baseball's Opening Day

Sun, Mar 27
9:52
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Only a few days till the magical time known as Opening Day. For those of us who love spring and baseball, there is nothing like this time of year. In the spirit of Opening Day, here are five great quotes to get us started:

1. "It's like Christmas, except it's warmer."

-- Pete Rose, on the thrill of Opening Day

2. "The good thing about Opening Day, at the end of the day, it counts. It's in the record."

-- Jimmy Rollins

3. "There are opening day pitchers, and pitchers who start on opening day."

-- Roger Craig

4. "When I saw Santa Clause in the first row, I knew it was going to be a strange day."

-- Paul O'Neil, on an opening day snowstorm at Yankee Stadium

5. "An Opener is not like any other game. There's that little extra excitement, a faster beating of the heart. … You know that when you win the first one, you can't lose 'em all."

-- Early Wynn

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