"They're not going to get in. And talking to all the Hall of Famers, they're going to boycott (if anyone gets elected) to make sure they don't get in" – Baseball HOF inductee Frank Thomas, on opposition to the induction of players known to have used PEDs (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 7/27).
"Frank and I are going to be a little bit longer than Greg. No surprise. His speech probably will be about his pitching -- direct and to the point and see you later" – Baseball HOF inductee Tom Glavine, on his expectations for fellow inductee Greg Maddux' speech at today's induction ceremony (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 7/27).
“They probably should have done a great deal more than they did quite frankly. But I will say, there are criminal avenues available, there are civil penalties available. He did pay a half a million dollars. I think this is a good discussion that we're having" -- U.S. Rep Tom Cole (R-Okla.), on the NFL giving Ravens RB Ray Rice a two-game suspension ("This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” ABC, 7/27).
"The playoffs have changed. The wild card is worth less than half what it used to be worth. You need to win the division in baseball these days" – Red Sox Owner John Henry, on how MLB's recently amended playoff system influences the team's strategy heading into the trade deadline (BOSTON HERALD, 7/27).
"It was the way he ran the Broncos -- hiring talented people and then giving them the freedom to perform their work -- that had everyone at Dove Valley sad this week" -- ESPN's Ashley Fox, on Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen giving up control of the team ("The Sports Reporters," ESPN, 7/27).
"I think Rutgers will bring a lot to the table" – Ohio State AD Gene Smith, on the addition of Rutgers to the Big Ten conference (NJ.com, 7/26).
"Not only is it a great idea, but if you don’t, you’re going to fall behind" – Red Wings coach Mike Babcock, on the team's desire to embrace advanced statistics and possibly hire an analytics guru (FREEP.com, 7/25).