? Del Crandall, Seattle Mariner manager, referring to the club's newly acquired second baseman: "The only thing standing between Jack Perconte and an outstanding major league career is performance."
?Scott Brunner, New York Giant quarterback, asked his reaction to the team's setting an NFL record with 51,589 no-shows in a 10-6 loss to the Cardinals: "I didn't notice. The people who sit behind the bench and yell at me were there."
?Art Gueppe, Virginia football coach from 1946 to 1952, noting at a reunion of his former players that middle-aged spread was much in evidence: "It's a pleasure to see so many of my older players here tonight who are finally big enough to play football."
? John Riggins, Redskin running back, contemplating a photo of himself in the old days with a Mohawk haircut: "Sometimes I'm stranger than truth."
?Bob Betz, Longmont ( Colo.) High School basketball coach, following a loss: "That was some of the worst fun I ever had."