— Days Without Shea —

Filed under: Baseball | Mets | Shea
by Kingman on July 13 at 5:21PM

Hanging above Shea Stadium’s Gate D is this mural of Casey Stengel, with one of his pupils.


Possibly The Old Professor was passing on one of these nuggets:

 "You got to get twenty-seven outs to win."

"The secret of managing is to keep the guys who hate you away from the guys who are undecided."

 "You have to have a catcher because if you don't you're likely to have a lot of passed balls."

 "Now there's three things that can happen in a ball game: you can win, you can lose, or it can rain."

 "Son, we'd like to keep you around this season but we're going to try and win a pennant."

 "The Mets are gonna be amazing."

Referring to the rookies Ed Kranepool and Greg Goossen in 1964, Stengel observed, "See that fellow over there? He's 20 years old. In 10 years he has a chance to be a star. Now, that fellow over there, he's 20, too. In 10 years he has a chance to be 30."

 "Most ball games are lost, not won."

“Without losers, where would the winners be?”

 "All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won't succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy."

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