Softball, a form of baseball, is a popular game, specially in the U.S. Despite the name, it is said that 'there is nothing 'soft' about this game'. A strong desire to win, hard work, determination, team spirit, positive attitude, sportsmanship, etc., are some qualities required to gain mastery over this game. Following are motivational softball quotes by successful players that will inspire new players.
Quotes and Sayings about Softball
In softball, the softball gods giveth and the softball gods taketh away, but that evens out over the season.
- Yvette Girouard, Coach
When we played softball, I'd steal second base, feel guilty and go back.
- Woody Allen
Four bases, three strikes, two teams, one winner. It's not just a game, but a way of life. Softball, this is my destiny.
Softball, it's more than just a game!
- Coach Dave
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
- Joe Paterno
Softball is life with the volume turned up, how loud is your game, crank it up!
When I step into batter's box, the fans, the noise, the cheers, they all disappear. For that moment, the world is just a battle between me and the pitcher. And more than anything, I want to win.
- Mary W.
A leader is not someone who will do good and look down at others; a leader is someone who will do good and help others who can't!
Genius is perseverance in disguise!
- Mike Newlin
Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.
- Arthur Ashe
A true champion is someone who wants to make a difference, who never gives up, and who gives everything she has no matter what the circumstances are. A true champion works hard and never loses sight of her dreams.
- Dot Richardson
Softball is for everyone. Fast-pitch is for athletes.
What I love about the game is that the game doesn't know who is supposed to win.
- Sue Enquist
Softball is like love, first you learn the rules of the game, and then you forget the rules and play from your heart.
It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi
Bruised, bloody, broken, All for this sport, I'll never hold back. I play it, live it and love it. Softball - my sport, my game, my life!
The minute you start talking about what you're going to do if you lose, you have lost.
- George Shultz
You may get skinned knees and elbows, but it's worth it if you score a spectacular goal.
- Mia Hamm
It's a game of making great pitches at the right time, being opportunistic by getting a run at the right time and playing good defense.
- Mike Candrea, Coach
The point of the game is not how well the individual does, but whether the team wins. That is the beautiful part of the game, the blending of personalities, the mutual sacrifices for group success. Even when you've played the game of your life, it's the feeling of teamwork that you'll remember. You'll forget the plays, the hits, and the scores, but you'll never forget your teammates.
These quotes must have given you an idea on what the game is all about. But, if you truly wish to know all about softball, then there is no other way rather than playing the game, and experiencing the fun and excitement yourself. Good luck!