Quotes in the news

“To me, much of the game is about stories. I think our game of baseball is unique. It has more stories than any of the other major sports. Baseball lends itself to the stories.” — Steve Blass in an interview with The Associated Press. Blass, 76, is beginning is beginning his 34th — and final — season as a Pirate broadcaster. He pitched two complete games while helping the Pirates win the 1971 World Series.

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“Dale pioneered a musical genre that Beach Boy Brian Wilson and others would later bring to fruition.” — Rolling Stone magazine said in its “Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll” while referring to Dick Dale. Dale, whose pounding, blaringly loud power-chord instrumentals on songs like “Miserlou” and “Let’s Go Trippin'” earned him the title King of the Surf Guitar, died March 16 at the age of 81.

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