"For many in baseball September is a month of stark contrast with April, when everyone had dared to hope. If baseball is a lot like life, as pundits declare, it is because life is more about losing than winning."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."John Thorn on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."John Thorn on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."John Thorn on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."John Thorn on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."John Thorn on Dalai Lama
"I think that much of this was running in background as I contemplated whether or not to attend the PS 99 reunion, although I certainly anticipated that I would not it smelled like death, not youth."
"Planning to play: that's what saving for retirement is today - and it is antithetical to the nature of play, fully within the definition of work, and blissfully ignorant of the reality of death."
"But baseball bounced back in the next decade to reclaim its place as the national pastime: new heroes, spirited competition, and booming prosperity gave birth to dreams of expansion, both within the major leagues and around the world."