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600 Best Softball Quotes And Sayings: Fastpitch, Slowpitch

1. A ballplayer is a ballplayer no matter what. As long as you have the spirit of playing, no matter who is in your sights, that’s the only thing that is your foe.


2. “Don’t stop when you’re tired, stop when you’re done” – Unknown


3. “There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don’t you?”


4. “We have North Shore, Hawaii and Lost all there, so they have softball tournaments between the casts. It’s hilarious.” – Josh Holloway


5. “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get back up.” – Vince Lombardi


6. “They call this a softball. But really, it’s a yellow threaded gift from God, revealed to each young lady that dares to play the game, somewhere between her heart and hard work, she will find the thread that will unwrap the talent she didn’t know she had, develop the character she will always need and transform her teammates into everlasting friends.”


7. Softball: It’s in my DNA.


8. Don’t be afraid of striking out; you have to play. Go out and throw a strike because if you don’t, you’ll never be a champion


9. “If it were easy, they’d call it baseball.”


10. “There is a way to play this game physically, but it’s the mental part that’s going to separate gold from silver and silver from bronze. ”


11. “If it’s a ball we take it, if it’s a strike we rake it, and if it’s a play we make it!” – Mike O’Halloran


12. “This game (softball) is a game of inches. Sometimes they are going to go our way, and sometimes they aren’t. ” – Ashley Hansen


13. “I have a fear of public speaking. It’s very hard work. Words are not my skill, and because they’re not my skill, I have to work doubly hard.” – Kerry Stokes


14. “I am now, and will always be me. But when it comes time to step out onto that field, me gets a little more dedicated, a little more serious, and nobody stands in my way.”


15. “At Christmas play and make good cheer, For Christmas comes but once a year.” -Thomas Tusser


16. “I lost my hat while gazing at the moon, and then I lost my mind.”


17. “Worrying about past plays is such a waste of time, energy, and emotion. Know what you need to do in that moment.”


18. ”Try not to get lost in comparing yourself to others. Discover your gifts and let them shine! Softball is amazing that way as a sport. Everyone on the field has a slightly different ability that makes them perfect for their position. ” – Jennie Finch


19. “I’m not exceptionally fast or overly powerful. _ But I have a good work ethic, and I make up for it by using technique and trying to be smarter. ”


20. “The Christmas spirit that goes out with the dried-up Christmas tree is just as worthless.” – Unknown


21. “If I could make millions of dollars being a softball player, I would quit acting in a second.” – Danny Masterson


22. “Do or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda


23. “Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being.”


24. “Softball: where good girls steal. ” – Anonymous


25. “Ultimately, Santa is here to teach us about giving unconditionally. That’s why he visits so many children. But when kids get older they don’t need him as much because they have already learned the lesson and have started giving to others just as Santa gave to them.”


26. “Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


27. “The game begins the moment you forget you’re playing.”


28. “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”


29. I don’t know how and I don’t know how much, but I know I will never stop trying, and I won’t quit until I break that record with the bat in my hands and the ball in my glove


30. “In softball, the softball gods giveth and the softball gods taketh away, but that evens out over the season.” – Yvette Girouard


31. ”There is a way to play this game (softball) physically, but it’s the mental part that’s going to separate gold from silver and silver from bronze. ” – Lisa Fernandez


32. Baseball is just a game. It’s a game for those who can play hard, well, and great


33. “I once had a thousand desires. But in my one desire to know you all else melted away.”


34. ”Your body is not made to throw like we throw. That’s why you see softball pitchers pitching two or three games a day. It’s a natural movement in softball. In baseball it’s not a natural movement. ” – Jamie Moyer


35. The softball diamond is a place of joy, where you can play as long as you want. The best players are the ones who reach up and up and up to hit the ball that they never thought they’d hit


36. ”Softball is for everyone. Fast-pitch is for athletes. ” – Unknown


37. “I don’t need to be Number 1 on the team. If I need to hit, pitch, run, whatever, I will do it. If everything was going to be about me, I’d quit.”


38. “Santa only comes to those who believe. He doesn’t care if you believe in him or not, and he’s not trying to make anyone believe who doesn’t believe. If you don’t believe, he just skips your house.” (Jenn-Anne)


39. “If you look back at yesterday and think it was a big deal, then you haven’t done anything today. ” – Cat Osterman


40. “I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.” – Margaret Thatcher


41. “As an athlete it feels so natural to stick with your strengths and never really evolve. To stay ahead of the trends, it’s so important to constantly evolve & reinvent daily to stay ahead of the curve. ” — Natasha Watley


42. “Everyday is a good day when you’re playing softball.”


43. “I am strong. I am dedicated. I am passionate. I am gutsy. I am relentless. I am tough. I am smart. I am determined. I am a fighter. I am confident. I am obsessed. I am stubborn. I am bold. I am competitive. I am powerful. I am a pitcher.”


44. “Take it one pitch at a time. Take it one day at at time. ”


45. “There is no glory in practice but without practice, there can be no glory.”


46. “my beer drunk soul is sadder than all the dead Christmas trees of the world.” – Charles Bukowski


47. “Once you have commitment, you need the discipline and hard work to get you there.” – Haile Gebrselassie


48. “Teamwork is really a form of trust. It’s what happens when you surrender the mistaken idea that you can go it alone and realise that you won’t achieve your individual goals without the support of your colleagues.” – Pat Summitt


49. Let your bat doing the talking.


50. “Every year, I make a commitment to try to beat myself. So whatever number I got or however many hits I got, I try to beat myself and become better.” – Alexxis “Chip” Bennett


51. “Don’t underestimate yourself. You are more capable than you think. Keep working. Don’t give up. ” – Jennie Finch


52. ”Softball is from the top of the heart every game you play its played by love in your heart. ” – Unknown


53. “Love sometimes wants to do us a great favor: hold us upside down and shake all the nonsense out.”


54. “Love is an emerald. Its brilliant light wards off dragons on this treacherous path.”


55. Don’t let anything hold you back from reaching your full potential. If you hit it out of the park, then all is well


56. Playing like a girl doesn’t mean what it used to


57. “Once I step on that field all my stress, family problems and heartache go away…”


58. “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.”


59. “Luck is great, but most of life is hard work.” – Iain Duncan Smith


60. “The pitcher’s mound is a place where I can feel powerful, confident and in control.”


61. “Softball: Where good girls steal.”


62. You’re not just playing softball; you’re swinging for a home run


63. “I’d rather hustle 24/7 than slave 9 to 5.” – Unknown


64. When you make your dreams a reality, it’s not just your life that’s changed. It’s the world around you


65. “I play outfield: I am not fazed by a line drive to center, can cover infield grass like a Ninja to make a game saving catch, have no problems laying out for a ball, can throw a rope to home plate or turn a double on a runner ho left second early, and am always, always there to back up my team because outfielders save games!”


66. ”I make my weaknesses my strengths and my strengths stronger. ” – Lisa Fernandez


67. “I’ve faced more than 35 major leaguers, and only two have ever made contact against me.” – Jennie Finch


68. “A true champion works hard and never loses sight of her dreams.”


69. “Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.”


70. “I don’t know if there’s an actors’ slow-pitch softball league I could join. My agency has a team, but they say it would be a conflict of interest for the people they rep to play because I could hit a pop-up and they’d have to drop it on purpose.” – Miles Teller


71. “Beating that team, no one thought you could is the best feeling ever.”


72. “To play against me you gotta have guts. To play against my team you gotta be nuts.”


73. “What success can’t be defined by what other people can do. It’s your success. You define it.”


74. “I didn’t fall out of bed and become an Olympic champion. I worked hard, I was dedicated, and I really worked to perfect all aspects of my game.” Michele Smith


75. “I like a little dirt on my diamond.”


76. “Softball isn’t a one-woman sport, there are 11 other girls who become your sisters. And don’t forget that you win as a team and lose as a team.”


77. And my dad drilled it in my head, you know, 'If you want it bad enough, and you’re willing to make the sacrifices, you can do it. But first, you have to believe in yourself.'


78. “Let the beauty we love be what we do.”


79. “Softball: My sport… My game… My life…”


80. “The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.” — Thomas A. Edison


81. “Passion is a prerequisite to winning.”


82. “Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place.”


83. “When we played softball, I’d steal second base, feel guilty and go back.” – Woody Allen


84. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.”


85. “Moving between the legs of tables and of chairs, rising or falling, grasping at kisses and toys, advancing boldly, sudden to take alarm, retreating to the corner of arm and knee, eager to be reassured, taking pleasure in the fragrant brilliance of the Christmas tree.” – T. S. Eliot


86. “Good girls steal. Great catchers make them pay.”


87. “Not everyone who sells Christmas trees believes in Santa Claus.” – Matt Barr


88. If you can dream, dream now and if you can, you’ll make it


89. It’s not how long or hard you practised that gets you the trophy; it’s how confident and determined you can win the softball game


90. “The sweat of hard work is not to be displayed. It is much more graceful to appear favored by the gods.” – Maxine Hong Kingston


91. Softball is a sport that requires the team to be fast, strong and flexible. A team needs all of these qualities, but we need more than that. Softball is also about teamwork


92. ”By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. ” – Giselle C. , shortstop, California


93. A macho attitude is totally to my advantage. Guys try to hit it 400 feet out of the park, but in softball you have to use a short, quick swing. Big, huge swings equal big, huge strikeouts.


94. “If I’m not leading by example, then I’m not doing the right thing. And I want to always do the right thing.” – Pat Summitt


95. “In softball, go hard every play. You don’t want to leave anything behind and regret it years down the road that you didn’t give it all when you could have. ” – Ashley DeBuhr


96. “If you don’t play fastpitch, don’t say you play softball. ” – Anonymous


97. “The best gifts in life will never be found under a Christmas tree, those gifts are friends, family, children, and the one you love.”


98. “Softball player a girl who, once steps onto the field, is transformed from daddy’s little girl into a fierce, unrelenting competitor who will stop at nothing in order to win a game. Characteristically with dirt all across her face, ratted sweaty hair, bloody knees, and dirt-stained socks and uniform. She’s a diligent hard worker who knows the real meaning of teamwork, spirit and fearing nothing. Contradictorily she personifies all of this while she still wears cute, colour coordinated hair ribbons and sleeve straps.”


99. Softball gives girls a chance to show the boys how it's really done


100. “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 shots, and the scores, but you’ll never forget your teammates.” – Deborah Palmore


101. “Take it one pitch at a time. Take it one day at at time.” – Amanda Scarborough


102. “Love is the water of life. Everything other than love for the most beautiful God is agony of the spirit, though it be sugar-eating. What is agony of the spirit? To advance toward death without seizing hold of the water of life.”


103. Good things come to those who wait and those who play. But if you don’t play, you will never win the softball game


104. Move in positive and supportive circles; you’ll get better with time


105. If you can dream it, you can do it. If you can imagine it, you can be it. If you can believe it, you can achieve it and win the softball game


106. “When you choose to be a competitor, you choose to be a survivor. When you choose to compete, you make the conscious decision to find out what your real limits are, not just what you think they are.” – Pat Summitt


107. It doesn’t sparkle, but I guard this diamond with my life.


108. “It’s so empowering to see yourself as a machine.” – Jennie Finch


109. “When you dive into college softball, your life is changing dramatically and you’ve got to be ready for that. It’s not easy and it’s frustrating. And there’s a lot of HARD about it. Life needs to be hard in order for you to know how to be triumphant. ” — Patty Gasso


110. “Don’t let the name of softball fool you, be ready to play hardball.”


111. Life will always throw you curves, just keep fouling them off, the right pitch will come and when it does be prepared to run the bases. ~Sara Ann Nielsen


112. I’ve faced more than 35 major leaguers, and only two have ever made contact against me.


113. Hit the ball, head right, take three lefts and you’re home.


114. Playing softball keeps you in shape and is good for your mind. The best part of playing softball? You can do it all over again tomorrow


115. “Sometimes, the only thing fair in life is the hit between the foul lines. And sometimes that’s all you need.”


116. Eat. Sleep. Play Softball. Repeat


117. Softball is a game that makes me smile, cry, and go crazy, but nothing ever changes how I feel about playing or watching the game


118. “Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work. I had to put in the time to get back. And it was a grind. It meant training and sweating every day. But I was completely committed to working out to prove to myself that I still could do it.” – Andre Agassi


119. “My parents taught me a long time ago that you win in life with people, and that’s important, because if you hang with winners, you stand a great chance of being a winner.” – Pat Summitt


120. “I have achieved everything through either hard work or luck.” – Sandra Bullock


121. “In the blackest of your moments, wait with no fear.”


122. “Don’t be sad! Because God sends hope in the most desperate moments. Don’t forget, the heaviest rain comes out of the darkest clouds.”


123. “I think that certain players are going to approach the game differently. I am more of a quiet person. I like to have more of a focused energy and internal energy whereas some people need to be bouncing off the walls to be ready for the game.” – Caitlin Lowe


124. “If a tie is like kissing your sister, losing is like kissing your grandmother with her teeth out.” – George Brett


125. “You may swing and miss, but the love of the game shall stay the same.”


126. “You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly.”


127. “I may be wearing makeup, but I can throw a fastball by you at the same time. ” – Jennie Finch


128. ”It’s always about wanting to one-up myself from the day before. There’s never an absolute 100% perfect performance, but going out and striving for that perfect performance is what keeps me going. ” – Cat Osterman, pitcher, Team USA


129. “A winner never quits and a quitter never wins.”


130. Forget the glass slippers, this princess wears cleats


131. ”Be ready for that curve ball, because you have no idea where it’s going. Not even the pitcher knows. ” – Unknown


132. Courage, not fear, is the hero’s most powerful ally in a softball game and real life


133. “life’s a pitch, so take it for a ride.”


134. “Let your faith shine on and off the field. People are watching; this is your mission field.”


135. “We play softball, but we ain’t going soft on you. ”- Unknown


136. “Always be the hardest worker in the room” – Unknown


137. “Do good to the people for the sake of God or for the peace of your own soul that you may always see what is pure and save your heart from the darkness of hate.”


138. “Talent is nothing without dedication.”


139. “When someone you have a lot of respect for believes in you, it helps you believe in yourself. ” – Cat Osterman


140. “Some hustle for respect. Some hustle for love. Others hustle for truth. We all hustle to survive.” – Unknown


141. “Don’t let the name of softball fool you, be ready to play hardball. ” – Anonymous


142. Softball is not for softies


143. “Your balls may be harder, but my balls are bigger.”


144. “Hustle is the most important word. Ever” – Gary Vaynerchuk


145. “The best Christmas trees come very close to exceeding nature. If some of our great decorated trees had been grown in a remote forest area with lights that came on every evening as it grew dark, the whole world would come to look at them and marvel at the mystery of their great beauty.” – Andy Rooney


146. “Bruised, bloody, broken, all for this sport. I’ll never hold back. I play it, love it and live it. Softball, my sport, my love, my life.”


147. They say, “Softball is a woman’s game. ” But I say, “Softball is a man’s game played with a woman’s heart. ”


148. “Sweat dries, blood clots, bones heal, suck it up princess. This is softball.”


149. “Softball isn’t a game it’s a way of life. We play because we love the game, not for our parents, our siblings, or to impress people by how far you.”


150. “It’s (softball is) a game of making great pitches at the right time, being opportunistic by getting a run at the right time and playing good defence.” – Mike Candrea


151. “Don’t practice until you get it right, Practice until you can’t get it wrong.”


152. “When I am working, it is up early and coffee and 15 hours of being on the set. When I am not working, it is up late and coffee, golf or softball and hopefully a ball game on the television.” – Mackenzie Astin


153. “Do I need to come in that dugout?”


154. Don’t let anyone tell you winning doesn’t matter. You are in the softball game to win. You are playing to win


155. “Softball is like love. First, you learn the rules of the game, and then you forget the rules and play from your heart.”


156. “It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” – John Wooden


157. “Play every softball game like it is your last!”


158. “You must sacrifice, train, and do everything possible to put yourself in a position to win. But if you consider second or third a failure, I feel sorry for you.”


159. “Nothing worth having comes easy.” – Theodore Roosevelt” – Theodore Roosevelt


160. 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.


161. Comparison is destructive. No great players play games the same way. Focus on your gifts and ride on their waves to fame


162. “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.”


163. “We’re going to step on the field knowing that every team we’re going against is going to push their game to that whole new level that we probably hadn’t seen. … We’ve just got to be ready to step up with them.” – Crystl Bustos, Third Basemen, Team USA


164. ”This game is about the long run. LIFE is about the long run. Pick successes that can build your confidence over time and stay in the process. There is always light at the end of the tunnel, but you can’t see the light if you fall into the trap of all the failures trying to pull you down. ” – Unknown


165. “Without hard work and discipline, it is difficult to be a top professional.” – Jahangir Khan


166. “Hey softball pitcher: be that player that coaches warn their team about. ” – Unknown


167. “What you seek is seeking you.”


168. Practice fielding by throwing a ball off a wall. Hit softballs of a tee. There is no better way to improve your game than actually playing the game an practicing relentlessly


169. What I love about the game is that the game doesn’t know who is supposed to win.


170. “My hard work and excellent training entitled me to be a better actress than some of my competitors.” – Pola Negri


171. “A macho attitude is totally to my advantage. Guys try to hit it 400 feet out of the park, but in softball you have to use a short, quick swing. Big, huge swings equal big, huge strikeouts.” – Jennie Finch


172. “Dream big and work hard. Play with passion and the sky is the limit. Fastpitch rocks!” – Jennie K.


173. 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.


174. “Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. I have tried prudent planning long enough. From now on I’ll be mad.”


175. “I’ve got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.” — Larry Bird


176. “I hope you like animals, cause I’m a beast.”


177. “But I wasn’t getting in my pace, staying within myself, I was getting a little rushed. So I think I finally took a couple deep breaths and let myself get my timing back.”


178. “Softball: Blood, sweat, and tears, and you still want more. ”- Unknown


179. “Don’t play for the trophy or the fame. Play for the love of the game.”


180. Don’t accept the belief that you can’t do it; you’re not a failure; you’re a pioneer. You have the winning streak right there on the softball field


181. I am who I am. I’m going to be who I am. And I’m going to give my all to the game in the way that I do it.


182. “Take it one pitch at a time. Take it one day at at time. ” – Amanda Scarborough


183. “[I] Played a little softball, but there was nowhere on the field it was safe for me to be. ” — W. P. Kinsella


184. “You can always tell who the strongest players are. They are the ones building each other up, instead of tearing each other down.”


185. “If you could get rid of yourself just once, the secret of secrets would open to you. The face of the unknown, hidden beyond the universe would appear on the mirror of your perception.”


186. “Try not to get lost in comparing yourself to others. Discover your gifts and let them shine!” – Jennie Finch


187. “Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing.”


188. “There is a way to play this game physically, but it’s the mental part that’s going to separate gold from silver and silver from bronze.” – Lisa Fernandez


189. “Softball is amazing that way as a sport. Everyone on the field has a slightly different ability that makes them perfect for their position.” – Jennie Finch


190. “Softball gives girls a chance to show the boys how it’s really done. ” – Anonymous


191. “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game”


192. The best way to win is to play every softball game as if it’s your last one


193. “We play softball, but we ain’t going soft on you.”


194. ”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


195. “There are so many things in life to make you happy. The sound of a child laughing, a rainbow, or a friend losing a ton of weight; and giving away their Lululemon pants that are too big for them now.”


196. “Well, I realized finally that all of the hard work paid off.” – David Naughton


197. “Play every softball game like it is your last!” — W. Bindels


198. The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.


199. “Let your bat doing the talking.” – Mike O’Halloran


200. “Softball has given me so much in life. It’s taught me the kind of person I want to be and given me a sweet sisterhood. It even led me to my husband. ” – Jennie Finch


201. “Fra-gee-lay. Must Be Italian.”


202. “If my Valentine you won’t be; I’ll hang myself on your Christmas tree.” – Ernest Hemingway


203. “Softball is life; the rest is just details.”


204. ”Softball is like love, first you learn the rules of the game, and then you forget the rules and play from your heart. ” – Unknown


205. “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. But when a pitcher hands you a changeup, smack it right down her throat.”


206. “I may be wearing makeup, but I can throw a fastball by you at the same time. ” — Jennie Finch


207. “In silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves.”


208. “Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone else” -Charles Schulz


209. It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get back up. - Vince Lombardi


210. “A winner is that person who gets up one more time then he was knocked down.”


211. “The harder you work for something, the greater you’ll feel when you achieve it” – Unknown


212. “A dream doesn’t become a reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” – Colin Powell


213. “Softball is for everyone. Fast-pitch is for athletes.”


214. Softball is the reason Washing Machines and Bleach are so popular. Don't think so? Just ask a softball Mom.


215. Progress always involves risk. . . you can't steal second without taking your foot off first


216. The only difference between practice and a game is what you are wearing


217. “Softball is an easy sport to fall in love because our game is fast paced and action packed.” – Yvette Girouard


218. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell


219. I make my weaknesses my strengths and my strengths stronger.


220. Know your limits and have the courage to overcome them


221. “When someone you have a lot of respect for believes in you, it helps you believe in yourself.”


222. “When I am working it is up early and coffee and 15 hours of being on the set. When I am not working, it is up late and coffee, golf or softball and hopefully a ball game on the television.” – Mackenzie Astin


223. “Our task is to stand tall in God’s love, secure in our place, sparkling in kindness, surrounded by his goodness, freely giving to all who come our way. You, me, and the Christmas tree. Picked, purchased, and pruned.” – Max Lucado


224. Success is never on sale, you have to pay the full price


225. “This game is about the long run. LIFE is about the long run. Pick successes that can build your confidence over time and stay in the process. There is always light at the end of the tunnel, but you can’t see the light if you fall into the trap of all the failures trying to pull you down.”


226. “Play every softball game like it is your last!” – Anonymous


227. “Softball is life with the volume turned up, how loud is your game, crank it up!”


228. “Try not to get lost in comparing yourself to others. Discover your gifts and let them shine! Softball is amazing that way as a sport. Everyone on the field has a slightly different ability that makes them perfect for their position.” – Jennie Finch


229. “If I want to put a Christmas tree in my yard, or three crosses for the crucifixion story, that’s fine. But if I try to use public property or a public school as a way to impress my religion on other people, I think that violates the constitution.” – John Shelby Spong


230. ”Softball is life with the volume turned up, how loud is your game, crank it up!” – Unknown


231. “My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.”


232. Softball was invented to show boys how it’s done


233. ”Everybody knows that pitching and defense win championships. It’s all about defense. It’s that way in pretty much every sport. So if we can pitch and play defense we have a chance at a championship. But you can also win quite a few games by hitting. ” – Ehren Earleywine


234. ”A boy once told me that I play like a girl. I told him if he tried a little harder, he could too. ” – Unknown


235. ”What I love about the game (softball) is that the game doesn’t know who is supposed to win. ” – Sue Enquist


236. “The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.”


237. “When you dive into college softball, your life is changing dramatically, and you’ve got to be ready for that. It’s not easy, and it’s frustrating. And there’s a lot of HARD about it. Life needs to be hard in order for you to know how to be triumphant.” – Patty Gasso


238. ”Sweat dries, blood clots, bones heal, suck it up princess. This is softball. ” – Unknown


239. “This sky where we live is no place to lose your wings so love, love, love.”


240. “Hard is when it matters; when you’re tired is when it counts.”


241. I’m a beauty in the streets and a beast in my cleats


242. “This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor… Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honorably. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”


243. “If you love that three-two pitch, that diving catch, the dirt in your hair, the face of your opponent, and that slide into home that won the game but also gave you one horrible bruise, then you’re a true softball player. ” – Anonymous


244. “I’ve worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down, and I will not let myself down.” – Mia Hamm


245. “Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.” – Sam Ewing


246. “It’s supposed to be hard, if it wasn’t hard everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.”


247. “The worst thing a coach can do is to develop a philosophy and spend their entire career defending that philosophy.”


248. “I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.” – Maya Angelou


249. “When life throws you a curve ball, SWING!”


250. “There is no substitute for hard work. There is a little luck along the way, but there is no substitute for really super-hard work, first in, last out. Mary Callahan Erdoesk. There is a little luck along the way, but there is no substitute for really super-hard work, first in, last out.” – Mary Callahan Erdoes


251. “It’s always about wanting to one-up myself from the day before. There’s never an absolute 100% performance, but going out and striving for that perfect performance is what keeps me going. ” – Cat Osterman


252. College softball each year reaches new levels of interest. ~Jennie Finch


253. “Sorrow… It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.”


254. Softball is life with the volume turned up, how loud is your game, crank it up! ~Unknownsoftball quote


255. “Strawberry’s always hurt less when the umpire calls you safe.”


256. Softball is a sport of confidence and courage. Nobody gets through life without some adversity, but it’s how you react to that adversity that really matters


257. “What I love about the game is that the game doesn’t know who is supposed to win.”


258. “Go hard every play. You don’t want to leave anything behind and regret it years down the road that you didn’t give it all when you could have.” – Ashley DeBuhr


259. I play softball every day, and I can’t wait to play with eagerness. My enthusiasm remains unchanged; it’s why I keep showing up. I’m determined to achieve my goals and will not stop until I do


260. You can, if you think you can, by giving your best shot on the softball pitch


261. You can do a lot in life. You can achieve your goals, you can be the best person you possibly can be, and you can accomplish anything that you set your mind to. So go get it!


262. To some Softball is a game; to others it’s Life. ~Jennie Finch


263. “Softball is life, the rest is just details. ”- Unknown


264. They are playing at the next level for a reason, watch what they do and learn from them


265. “We all naturally want to become successful… we also want to take shortcuts. And it’s easy to do so, but you can never take away the effort of hard work and discipline and sacrifice.” – Apolo Ohno


266. “There is simply no substitute for hard work when it comes to achieving success.” – Heather Bresch


267. “Softball player, a girl who, once steps onto the field, is transformed from daddy’s little girl into a fierce, unrelenting competitor who will stop at nothing in order to win a game. Characteristically, with dirt all across her face, ratted sweaty hair, bloody knees, and dirt stained socks and uniform. She’s a diligent hard worker who knows the real meaning of teamwork, spirit and fearing nothing. Contradictorily she personifies all of this while she still wears cute, color-coordinated hair ribbons and sleeve straps.”


268. Your body is not made to throw like we throw. That’s why you see softball pitchers pitching two or three games a day. It’s a natural movement in softball. In baseball it’s not a natural movement.


269. Play for the name on the front of the jersey; make sure they never forget the one on the back


270. “We’re going to step on the field knowing that every team we’re going against is going to push their game to that whole new level that we probably hadn’t seen. … We’ve just got to be ready to step up with them”


271. BASE RUNNING:


272. “In softball, it’s not how good you are but how good you want to be. ” – Anonymous


273. “When I started flirting with the hustle, failure became my ex. Now engaged to the game and married to success.” – Unknown


274. “I make my weaknesses my strengths and my strengths stronger.”


275. “The minute you start talking about what you’re going to do if you lose, you have lost. ” — George Shultz


276. “Never let yesterday’s disappointments overshadow tomorrow’s dreams.”


277. “I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but it should get you pretty near.” — Margaret Thatcher


278. “I am a lefty, though I bat right-handed… When I was a kid, I pitched, played first, outfield and shortstop as well.”


279. “Go hard every play. You don’t want to leave anything behind and regret it years down the road that you didn’t give it all when you could have. ” – Ashley DeBuhr


280. “You think you’re going to steal on me. That’s cute.”


281. ”I think that certain players are going to approach the game differently. I am more of a quiet person. I like to have more of a focused energy and internal energy whereas some people need to be bouncing off the walls to be ready for the game. ” – Caitlin Lowe


282. “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” -Norman Vincent Peale


283. SIZE AND COLOR OF BALL:


284. “Let silence take you to the core of life.”


285. “There is a way to play this game (softball) physically, but it’s the mental part that’s going to separate gold from silver and silver from bronze.”


286. Talent is nothing without dedication


287. I could have never dreamed what an amazing ride this has been.


288. “Basketball players have the strength. Volleyball players have the reflexes. Track runners have the speed. Put in all together and here we are, softball players.”


289. “Whoever has heart’s doors wide open, could see the sun itself in every atom.”


290. “I really didn’t have my best stuff. My drop ball was inconsistent and they had a good game plan. I stopped worrying about striking people out and just focused on getting people out.” – Cat Osterman


291. Yeah, we play like girls, that should scare you


292. When you get to first base, don’t stop to think about how you got it. Keep your foot on first and keep going until you hit a home run. If you love what you’re doing, you will be great at it


293. “College softball each year reaches new levels of interest. ” — Jennie Finch


294. You’re out there on the softball field, don’t let anyone tell you what to do. It’s all up to you to return to the field of play and win


295. “Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication.” – Gail Devers


296. “Gone to the Unseen”


297. ”Never let yesterday’s disappointments overshadow tomorrow’s dreams. ” – Allison, West Morgan Softball


298. “But I wasn’t getting in my pace, staying within myself, I was getting a little rushed. So I think I finally took a couple deep breaths and let myself get my timing back.” – Cat Osterman


299. “All that you think is rain is not. Behind the veil angels sometimes weep.”


300. “Be full of sorrow, that you may become hill of joy; weep, that you may break into laughter.”


301. “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


302. “Your softball goals should be out of reach but never out of sight.”


303. “My family vacations were softball tournaments. ” — Jennie Finch


304. Did you check your bag?


305. “Anything worthy of your passion should be worthy of your preparation.”


306. “Whatever happens to you, don’t fall in despair. Even if all the doors are closed, a secret path will be there for you that no one knows. You can’t see it yet but so many paradises are at the end of this path…Be grateful! It is easy to thank after obtaining what you want, thank before having what you want.”


307. “The team with the best athletes doesn’t usually win._ It’s the team with the athletes who play best together.” – Lisa Fernandez


308. “Don’t complain. Just work harder” – Unknown


309. “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” – Vince Lombardi


310. ”Softball has given me so much in life. It’s taught me the kind of person I want to be, and given me a sweet sisterhood. It even led me to my husband. ” – Jennie Finch


311. Life is full of ups and downs, but as long as you remember that even the best days have to end and that we have each other to keep us strong. You can do it


312. “Play for the name on the front of your jersey, not the name on the back. ”


313. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Giselle C


314. “Ways of worshipping are not to be ranked as better or worse than one another… It’s all praise, and it’s all right.”


315. Playing on the softball field, some may win, and some may lose. What matters is being upbeat and keeping up the winning spirit


316. “Load up. Load up.”


317. “I’m not exceptionally fast or overly powerful._ But I have a good work ethic, and I make up for it by using technique and trying to be smarter.” – Dot Richardson


318. “Football teaches you hard work. It takes a lot of unspectacular preparation to have spectacular results in both business and football.” -Roger Staubach


319. “Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness.”


320. “I love people, and the hustle.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


321. “Let the hitting, pitching and fielding begin!”


322. “The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Work is the key to success, and hard work can help you accomplish anything.” – Vince Lombardi


323. “Mastery is a product of consistently going beyond our limits.” – Stewart Emery


324. “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” – John Wooden


325. “There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”


326. “We want a catcher, not a back scratcher.”


327. The softball gods giveth and the softball gods taketh away, but that evens out over the season.


328. “Don’t think you’re too good to sit and root for your team, be a team player.”


329. “Those who don’t feel this love pulling them like a river, those who don’t drink dawn like a cup of springwater or take in sunset like a supper, those who don’t want to change, let them sleep.”


330. “Trade weakness for power, trade doubt for confidence, trade fear for courage. Trade softball for nothing.”


331. “You got your glove? Your bat? Your glove? Face mask? Eye black?”


332. Softball is a sport of mental alertness. You have to bring your A-game for a remarkable performance


333. “I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true – hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it.” – Ray Bradbury


334. Find the strength to play the best game on the softball pitch. Winning is the goal


335. “My parents taught me a long time ago that you win in life with people, and that’s important because if you hang with winners, you stand a great chance of being a winner.” – Pat Summitt


336. “Don’t let the fear of striking out keep you from the playing game.”


337. “Hard work has made it easy. That is my secret. That is why I win.” – Nadia Comaneci


338. “If you don’t play fast-pitch, don’t say you play softball. ”


339. “All wealth is the product of labor.” – John Locke


340. “I don’t need to be Number 1 on the team. If I need to hit, pitch, run, whatever, I will do it. If everything was going to be about me, I’d quit.” – Michele Smith


341. Dream big and work hard. Play with passion and the sky is the limit. Fastpitch rocks!”


342. “Nothing ever seems too bad, too hard, or too sad when you’ve got a Christmas tree in the living room. All those presents under it, all that anticipation. Just a way of saying there’s always light and hope in the world.” – Nora Roberts


343. “Whatever muscles I have are the product of my own hard work and nothing else.” – Evelyn Ashford


344. I loved being on the field playing and teaching softball. I didn't like the fact that a camp had my name on it and I didn't know the logistics of what was going on. I wanted to make sure I was involved in a camp that did things right.


345. “Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. Cleverness is mere opinion. Bewilderment brings intuitive knowledge.”


346. “My words are like a ship, and the sea is their meaning. Come to me and I will take you to the depths of spirit. I will meet you there.”


347. “There is no salvation for the soul but to fall in love. Only lovers can escape out of these two worlds.”


348. “(Like softball) Life will always throw you curves, just keep fouling them off, the right pitch will come and when it does be prepared to run the bases.” – Sara Ann Nielsen


349. “You need three things to win: discipline, hard work and, before everything maybe, commitment. No one will make it without those three.” – Haile Gebrselassie


350. “I want kids who are going to go out there and compete, lay it all on the table. I think the big thing about this game is you have to care a lot about it.” – Mike Candrea


351. “Sometimes it feels like you’re pushing and pushing and not getting through. But there’s so much progress that can’t be seen each day.”


352. “We should have caught that.”


353. When you’re in a slump, and you’re so out of sync, it’s time to play the game and play well. Forget the score


354. ”We play this game (softball) with emotion and love. _ Coach always says ‘Emotionally, physically, mentally — come to the field prepared. ’_ Because if you don’t bring that to the field, you’re going to get beat. ” – Laura Berg


355. “Don’t underestimate yourself. You are more capable than you think. Keep working. Don’t give up.”


356. “To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them. ” – Amanda Scarborough


357. “There’s nothing soft about my Balls.”


358. “I’m not exceptionally fast or overly powerful._ But I have a good work ethic, and I make up for it by using technique and trying to be smarter.”


359. There’s nothing soft about my Balls


360. “You can make yourself miserable, or you can make yourself strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Andrea Duran


361. “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get back up. ”


362. 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.


363. “Teamwork is important. It’s what happens when you surrender the mistaken idea that you can go it alone and realize that you won’t achieve your individual goals without the support of your colleagues.”


364. “Discipline yourself so no one has to.”


365. “Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.” (Dr. Seuss)


366. “You’re going to be praised and you’re going to be criticized. Ignore both. Neither one matters.”


367. “I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game-winning shot…and I missed it. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that’s precisely why I succeed.”


368. Be everyone’s favourite player, with speed unmatched, smart manoeuvres and intense strategies. You’ll get the standing ovation you deserve, win or lose


369. ”Growing up, I played softball and I was a cheerleader. ” – Carrie Underwood


370. “It took several years of hard work in small roles before I attained stardom.” – Bela Lugosi


371. “Wisdom tells us we are not worthy; love tells us we are. My life flows between the two.”


372. “Don’t beat yourself up over a mistake: Recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.”


373. “Life was throwing curve balls at me left and right. But then God gave me bat and showed me how to swing.”


374. “The softball pitcher’s motto: stay calm and throw strikes. ” – Anonymous


375. “It’s always about wanting to one-up me from the day before. There’s never an absolute 100% perfect performance, but going out and striving for that perfect performance is what keeps me going.”


376. “Through hard work, perseverance and a faith in God, you can live your dreams.” – Ben Carson


377. “If a tie is like kissing your sister, losing is like kissing your grandmother with her teeth out.”


378. “The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on.” — Barack Obama


379. “I loved being on the field playing and teaching softball. I didn’t like the fact that a camp had my name on it and I didn’t know the logistics of what was going on. I wanted to make sure I was involved in a camp that did things right.” – Jennie Finch


380. Load up. Load up.


381. “Fresh cut grass, dragged dirt, ring of a bat, a diving catch, a blocked ball, sweating, bleeding and sliding into home. Not a bad way to spend a few hours.”


382. “SOFTBALL : My sport, my game, my life”


383. “Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” – Newt Gingrich


384. The softball gods giveth and the softball gods taketh away, but that evens out over the season. ~Yvette Girouard


385. “A great coach is hard to find, but impossible to forget.”


386. “Anything which is more than our necessity is Poison. It may be power, wealth, hunger, ego, greed, laziness, love, ambition, hate or anything.”


387. You got your glove? Your bat? Your glove? Face mask? Eye black?


388. “The illuminated life can happen now, in the moments left. Die to your ego, and become a true human being.”


389. “Softball is an easy sport to fall in love because our game is fast paced and action packed. ” – Yvette Girouard


390. “When you put a lot of hard work into one goal and you achieve it, that’s a really good feeling.” – Derek Jeter


391. “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln


392. “Softball Mom: Classy sassy and a bit smart assy.”


393. “I love what I’m doing most of the time, but it’s hard work. People only see your albums in the charts. They see us at award shows and after-show parties. They don’t know about your doubts, the hard work that goes in.” – Gavin Rossdale


394. “To some Softball is a game; to others it’s Life.” – Jennie Finch


395. ”If it were easy, they’d call it baseball. ” – Unknown


396. “I want my team to be more detached from the wins and losses and be more focused on doing the little things well. When you focus on getting the win, it can suffocate you, especially during the playoffs when the pressure gets thick.” – Sue Enquist


397. “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.


398. “The Meaning of Love”


399. “My career has been successful, but it’s been a grind of hard work.” – Emmanuelle Chriqui


400. “Genius is perseverance in disguise!”


401. Softball gives girls a chance to show the boys how it’s really done. ~Unknown


402. The game you win is the game that you played well. So, show up and get your acts together


403. “When the source is a story. That’s a softball question. ” — Michael Wolff


404. “This silence, this moment, every moment, if it’s genuinely inside you, brings what you need. There’s nothing to believe. Only when I stopped believing in myself did I come into this beauty. Sit quietly, and listen for a voice that will say, ‘Be more silent.’ Die and be quiet. Quietness is the surest sign that you’ve died. Your old life was a frantic running from silence. Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking. Live in silence.”


405. “I manage a toast to the Christmas tree and one to the sweet absurdity in the miracle of the verb to be. Lucky you, lucky me.” – Miller Williams


406. “You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk” – Alan Alda


407. “I played the game one way. I gave it everything I had. It doesn’t take any ability to hustle.” – Wade Boggs


408. Softball is an easy sport to fall in love because our game is fast paced and action packed. ~Yvette Girouard


409. “The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.” – Thomas A. Edison


410. The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. - Joe Paterno


411. I’m so good your mom cheers for me


412. “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” – Babe Ruth


413. Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.


414. When the source is a story. That’s a softball question.


415. “Before you ask me why my legs are bruised, my knees are scared and my nails are broken. Realize I hit the drop ball, take the shot at home plate and swing for the fence. I don’t play with Barbie’s and I don’t jump rope. If the game were easy, I wouldn’t play. 2 teams, 4 bases, 7 innings, 1 game…FASTPITCH SOFTBALL”


416. “One team one dream.”


417. “Boom Crack. The sound of my bat, the ball goes on and on and on and on.”


418. Softball is like love, first you learn the rules of the game, and then you forget the rules and play from your heart


419. Put your ego aside and play as a team.


420. “The values learned on the playing field – how to set goals, endure, take criticism and risks, become team players, use our beliefs, stay healthy, and deal with stress – prepare us for life.” – Donna de Verona


421. “Busting ours to kick yours.”


422. “Home home home home home go home.”


423. “Faith. Love. Softball.”


424. “Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.”


425. “I didn’t fall out of bed and become an Olympic champion. I worked hard, I was dedicated, and I really worked to perfect all aspects of my game.” – Michele Smith


426. “This is what love does and continues to do. It tastes like honey to adults and milk to children.”


427. “One pitch can be the difference between a win and a loss; an error could be the difference.” – Lisa Fernandez


428. “It’s always about wanting to one-up me from the day before. There’s never an absolute 100 per cent performance, but going out and striving for that perfect performance is what keeps me going.” – Cat Osterman


429. “The road to becoming the best athlete you can include learning to let go of the things you can’t change.”


430. “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”


431. When I lose, I take it very personally.


432. If it’s a ball we take it, if it’s a strike we rake it, and if it’s a play we make it!


433. “I really didn’t have my best stuff. My drop ball was inconsistent and they had a good game plan. I stopped worrying about striking people out and just focused on getting people out.”


434. “Christmas tree stands are the work of the devil and they want you dead.” – (Bill Bryson)


435. “ANYONE can be on a team, but NOT just anyone can be a loyal leader who people look to and who rises above all the negativity and drama.”


436. “When I’m in the game, softball, it’s not so much mechanics. It’s more of just trusting my teammates, trusting myself, trusting my preparation that we’ve put in to get there. When you’re in the game, it’s go-mode. There’s going to be times when you’re tweaking things, but when you’re in that game mode, you just want to think about that one next pitch. ” – Jennie Finch


437. “To say there is no Santa Claus is the most erroneous statement in the world. Santa Claus is a thought that is passed from generation to generation. After a time, this thought takes on a human form. Maybe if all children and adults understand the symbolism of this thought we can actually attain Peace on Earth and goodwill to men everywhere.” (Charles W.Howard)


438. “We’re going to step on the field knowing that every team we’re going against is going to push their game to that whole new level that we probably hadn’t seen. … We’ve just got to be ready to step up with them.” – Crystl Bustos


439. And my dad drilled it in my head, you know, 'If you want it bad enough, and you're willing to make the sacrifices, you can do it. But first you have to believe in yourself'.


440. “If baseball is life, softball is heaven.”


441. “Life will always throw you curves. Just keep fouling them off, the right pitch will come, and when it does, be prepared to run the bases. ” – Sara Ann Nielsen


442. Don’t let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the best game on the softball pitch


443. Softball has given me so much in life. It’s taught me the kind of person I want to be, and given me a sweet sisterhood.


444. “The team with the best athletes doesn’t usually win._ It’s the team with the athletes who play best together.”


445. ”Softball: Where good girls steal. ” – Unknown


446. ”Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. ” – Unknown


447. A true champion always plays to make a difference, with eyes firmly on their goals


448. “Softball is from the top of the heart. Every game you play, it’s played by love in your heart. ” – Anonymous


449. “Work hard! In the end, passion and hard work beats out natural talent.” – Pete Docter


450. “Your mom called. You left your game at home.”


451. Softball has given me so much in life. It’s taught me the kind of person I want to be and given me a sweet sisterhood. It even led me to my husband. ~Jennie Finch


452. “I believe in work, hard work, and long hours of work. Men do not breakdown from overwork, but from worry and dissipation.” – Charles Evans Hughes


453. ”We’re going to step on the field knowing that every team we’re going against is going to push their game to that whole new level that we probably hadn’t seen. … We’ve just got to be ready to step up with them. ” – Crystl Bustos, third base, Team USA


454. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” – Vincent T. Lombardi


455. ”Dream big and work hard. Play with passion and the sky is the limit. Fastpitch rocks!” – Jennie K. , catcher, Arizona


456. “There is a way to play this game physically, but it’s the mental part that’s going to separate gold from silver and silver from bronze. ” – Lisa Fernandez


457. FIELD DIMENSIONS:


458. ”To play it takes talent, but to win it takes desire!” – Unknown


459. “All the world is happy when Santa Claus comes.” (Maud Lindsay)


460. “I play hard with softballs.”


461. “The values learned on the playing field – how to set goals, endure, take criticism and risks, become team players, use our beliefs, stay healthy, and deal with stress – prepare us for life. ”


462. “Softball gives girls a chance to show the boys how it’s really done.”


463. “That’s part of fastpitch softball, being able to move runners and execute the short game. It’s a very quick game. Sixty feet, you bobble it once, and these kids are going to be safe. You have to play quick, but you can’t be in a hurry.” – John Rittman


464. “I need a new chair.”


465. ”My parents taught me a long time ago that you win in life with people, and that’s important, because if you hang with winners, you stand a great chance of being a winner. – Pat Summitt (see more Pat Summitt quotes)


466. Softball is for everyone. Fast-pitch is for athletes.


467. When you’re exceptionally good, you get noticed. Let your game speak for you


468. “Adults who still derive childlike pleasure from hanging gifts of a ready-made education on the Christmas tree of a child waiting outside the door to life do not realize how unreceptive they are making the children to everything that constitutes the true surprise of life.” – ( Karl Kraus)


469. “We play this game, softball, with emotion and love. Coach always says, ‘Emotionally, physically, mentally, come to the field prepared because if you don’t bring that to the field, you’re going to get beat. ” – Laura Berg


470. “Don’t let the fear of striking out keep you away from playing the game. ”- Unknown


471. “I have no companion but Love, no beginning, no end, no dawn. The soul calls from within me: ‘You, ignorant of the way of Love, set me free.”


472. ”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


473. “I played softball. I was on an all-star team. I traveled with the team. I loved it.” – Elizabeth Banks


474. “Success has a lot to do with luck, but it also involves a lot of real hard work.” – Jerry Cantrell


475. “It’s always about wanting to one-up myself from the day before. There’s never an absolute 100% perfect performance, but going out and striving for that perfect performance is what keeps me going.” – Cat Osterman


476. Busting ours to kick yours


477. When life knocks you on your back, don’t fall. Stand tall, with your head held high, and smile again, because you aren’t alone. And, this is a softball game


478. “Call us butter cause we on a roll.”


479. Softball taught me to conquer my fears, be brave, and accept my destiny. It taught me to dream is to live


480. “When I was 12, I had a coach tell me I would never be a championship pitcher. That devastated me. I was crushed.” – Jennie Finch


481. Commendation and condemnation are two sides of a coin. Avoid distractions


482. “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference…”


483. “If I could make millions of dollars being a softball player, I would quit acting in a second. ” — Danny Masterson


484. “Anyone who genuinely and consistently with both hands looks for something, will find it.”


485. “Hard work always wins in the end.” – Lucas Till


486. “I think hard work is what gets most people to the top.” – Rupert Sheldrake


487. “When people see a legend, they call it a legend. But to be a legend, it’s a lot of hard work and patience.” – Burning Spear


488. ”Softball gives girls a chance to show the boys how it’s really done. ” – Unknown


489. “When I run after what I think I want, my days are a furnace of distress and anxiety; If I sit in my own place of patience, what I need flows to me, and without any pain. From this I understand that what I want also wants me, is looking for me and attracting me. There is a great secret in this for anyone who can grasp it.”


490. Keep your head up, don’t let the ball knock you off track. Please keep your eyes on the ball and let your head follow it. It’s all about staying focused and maintaining your rhythm; you can do it if you believe


491. “I learned the value of hard work by working hard.” – Margaret Mead


492. “There is only one way to success. It’s called hard work.” – Unknown


493. “The strongest players are not always the team that wins, but the players who don’t give up when they lose.”


494. “The true definition of confidence has nothing to do with other people who surround us and statistics on a sheet of paper. The only place that confidence comes is from inside YOU. Yes, you. Our confidence belongs to us, no one else.”


495. “The Softball Pitcher’s Motto: Stay calm and throw strikes.”


496. It’s not easy being a positive softball player. Sometimes you have to be more optimistic about things, not only for yourself but for everyone else around you


497. “Never expect anyone to give you what you want. Work hard, show some dedication and go get it yourself.” – Anonymous


498. “All people on the planet are children, except for a very few. No one is grown up except those free of desire.”


499. “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” – Stephen King


500. “Anyone can quit, but it takes a strong, committed person not to quit when times are tough.” – Pat Summitt


501. “When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray.”


502. “And my dad drilled it in my head, you know, ‘If you want it bad enough, and you’re willing to make the sacrifices, you can do it. But first, you have to believe in yourself. ’” – Jennie Finch


503. “If you can pitch it. I can hit it. If you can hit it. I can catch it. If I were you, I’d turn around and go home.”


504. If you do not stretch yourself, it’ll be not easy to grow


505. “My store, Wine Library, outsells big national chains. How do you think we do it? It started with hustle. I always say that our success wasn’t due to my hundreds of online videos about wine that went viral, but to the hours I spent talking to people online afterward, making connections and building relationships.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


506. “I do my job on the mound and then do what I can at the plate, always working on helping the team any way I can. ” – Jennie Finch


507. “Responsibility equals accountability equals ownership. And a sense of ownership is the most powerful weapon a team or organisation can have.” – Pat Summitt


508. “You play the way you practice.” – Mike O’Halloran


509. “There is no substitute for hard work.” – Thomas A. Edison


510. Champions are never afraid of losing. They just keep striking out their best shots to ensure they win. Mostly, they win, too


511. Have a dream, and keep your goals in sight. It’s never too early or late to pursue your dreams


512. “Dream big and work hard. Play with passion and the sky is the limit. Fastpitch rocks!”


513. “I could have never dreamed what an amazing ride this has been.” – Jennie Finch


514. To some Softball is a game; to others it’s life.”


515. PITCHER’S MOUND VS. PITCHER’S CIRCLE:


516. “Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.” – Larry Wilde.


517. “Success is the peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made an effort to become the best of which you are capable.” – John Wooden


518. “The best Christmas trees come very close to exceeding nature.” -Andy Rooney


519. “I do not believe in excuses. I believe in hard work as the prime solvent of life’s problems.” – James Cash Penney


520. “Be so good they can’t ignore you.”


521. “We play this game with emotion and love. Coach always says ‘Emotionally, physically, mentally come to the field prepared’, because if you don’t bring that to the field, you’re going to get beat.” – Laura Berg


522. There’s plenty of room at the top but no room to lie down


523. “Softball is not for softies.”


524. “Work like there is someone working 24 hours a day to take it away from you” – Mark Cuban


525. “If you face a worthy opponent acknowledge their skills and show them yours.”


526. “I like to work hard and see the results of my hard work.” – Erin Heatherton


527. “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 the pitcher and me. And more than anything, I want to win.” – Mary W


528. “Stop doubting yourself, work hard and make it happen” – Unknown


529. “You are not one you are a thousand. Just light your lantern.”


530. “I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it” – Thomas Jefferson


531. “When we’d play softball, I’d steal second base, feel guilty and go back. ” – Woody Allen


532. “Good things come to those who work their asses off and never give up.” – Unknown


533. “You can’t always control the circumstances, only how you react to those circumstances. You can always control your attitude and your effort. ” – Jennie Finch


534. “You got to want it to win it… And I want it bad.”


535. “Every time you go out there, you want to be a little nervous, have a little bit of butterflies in your stomach and get the juices flowing. ” — Taryne Mowatt


536. “One of the most awesome things about sports, particularly team sports, is that everything you need to do to be successful on the playing field carries over directly into life. In a team sport, you have to learn how to work together, to set goals, and then work toward those goals in a productive way. You learn to be responsible, and you learn how not only to be independent so you can support others.” – Sheila Cornell Douty


537. “To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.” – Amanda Scarborough


538. In softball, the softball gods giveth and the softball gods taketh away, but that evens out over the season.


539. If I'm not leading by example, then I'm not doing the right thing. And I want to always do the right thing.


540. To succeed when all eyes are on you, you have to practise hard when no one is looking


541. “When we’d play softball, I’d steal second base, feel guilty and go back. ” — Woody Allen


542. “And my dad drilled it in my head, you know, ‘If you want it bad enough, and you’re willing to make the sacrifices, you can do it. But first, you have to believe in yourself.’” – Jennie Finch


543. “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get back up. ” — Vince Lombardi


544. I may be wearing makeup, but I can throw a fastball by you at the same time.


545. You can make yourself miserable or you can make yourself strong. The amount of work is the same.


546. “A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.” – Garrison Keillor


547. “Whether one moves slowly or with speed, the one who is a seeker will be a finder.”


548. “Be that pitcher that every hitter is afraid to face.”


549. “Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.” – Ann Landers


550. “Softball is for everyone. Fastpitch is for athletes. ” – Anonymous


551. “The strongest people aren’t always the people who win, but the people who don’t give up when they lose.”


552. “To give less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” – Steve Prefontaine


553. “I am who I am. I’m going to be who I am. And I’m going to give my all to the game in the way that I do it.”


554. “If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.” – Michelangelo Buonarroti


555. “In their seeking, wisdom and madness are one and the same. On the path of love, friend and stranger are one and the same.”


556. Any day spent playing softball is a great day


557. Softball is amazing that way as a sport. Everyone on the field has a slightly different ability that makes them perfect for their position.


558. “Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground. Be crumbled, so wild flowers will come up where you are.”


559. “If you never lose, then you can never appreciate the victories.”


560. If you are to play the game of life, softball is for you. It would help if you got rid of all the people that tell you you’re not good enough. It would help eliminate the people who don’t believe in you and purge yourself of negativity


561. “We’re prepared, and we’ve done everything we can to prepare for this moment in time. That’s what confidence is all about.” – Lisa Fernandez


562. Let’s play ball, but not the way it’s always been played. Let’s win, and then let’s celebrate the game for all its worth


563. “Fresh cut grass, dragged dirt, a ring of a bat, a diving catch, a blocked ball, sweating, bleeding and sliding into home. Not a bad way to spend a few hours.”


564. “Be ready for that curve ball, because you have no idea where it’s going. Not even the pitcher knows.”


565. “Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece.” – John Wooden


566. You’ve got what it takes, as long as you give it everything you got


567. “When you think about your heritage, you think about toughness and hard work.” – Jeff Garcia


568. ”When all the girls were getting all made up and getting into all that girl stuff in junior high I was out playing softball or touch football with the guys. ” – Catherine Bell


569. “The softball tan lines are just irreversible by this point…”


570. “I don’t know if there’s an actors’ slow-pitch softball league I could join. My agency has a team, but they say it would be a conflict of interest for the people they rep to play because I could hit a pop-up and they’d have to drop it on purpose. ” — Miles Teller


571. “When I am working, I get up early and coffee and 15 hours of being on the set. When I am not working, it is up late and coffee, golf or softball and hopefully a ball game on the television. ” — Mackenzie Astin


572. “I grew up with a Christmas tree, I’m going to stay with a Christmas tree.” – Thomas Menino


573. Never strike out in a softball game; never quit. Never quit on yourself because you can do this. You mustn’t quit, you got this game, and you must fight off the urges to quit on us


574. “Softball is the reason Washing Machines and Bleach are so popular. Don’t think so? Just ask a softball Mom.” – Mary Roach


575. Anyone can quit, but it takes a strong, committed person not to quit when times are tough.


576. “Your body is not made to throw like we throw. That’s why you see softball pitchers pitching two or three games a day. It’s a natural movement in softball. In baseball, it’s not a natural movement.” – Jamie Moyer


577. Softball is life, the rest is just details. ~Unknown


578. “I do not just want to be just another face. What I want is to go out there and prove something on the field. ” — Jennie Finch


579. “It is hard work to be good when you are very little and very hungry, and have many sticks to beat you, and no mother’s lips to kiss you.” – Ouida


580. What I love about the game (softball) is that the game doesn’t know who is supposed to win. ~Sue Enquist


581. “Softball: where I found the best friends ever.”


582. “Poetry can be dangerous, especially beautiful poetry, because it gives the illusion of having had the experience without actually going through it.”


583. “Sit quietly and listen for a voice that will say, “Be more silent.” As that happens, your soul starts to revive.”


584. “I am not this hair, I am not this skin, I am the soul that lives within.”


585. Softball is a great game; winning is the goal. It takes hard work to get a home run and make a run. So, play it with every intention to win


586. “The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.” – Joe Paterno


587. The last thing I heard was just one more pitch from someone who said I was the one who hit the ball


588. ”I am who I am. I’m going to be who I am. And I’m going to give my all to the game in the way that I do it. ” – Lonni Alameda


589. “Be that pitcher that every hitter is afraid to face. ” – Anonymous


590. “Don’t practice until you get it right…”


591. “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get back up.” – Vince Lombardi


592. Softball is for everyone, fastpitch is for athletes


593. “In each moment the fire rages, it will burn away a hundred veils. And carry you a thousand steps toward your goal.”


594. “That’s part of fastpitch softball, being able to move runners and execute the short game. It’s a very quick game. Sixty feet, you bobble it once, and these kids are going to be safe. You have to play quick, but you can’t be in a hurry. ” – John Rittman


595. “Softball is not a one woman sport…”


596. “You only get so much time to play the game. Play it right the first time. You don’t get a second try at life.”


597. I love diamonds, just not the same ones as you


598. “It doesn’t sparkle but I guard this diamond with my life.”


599. Weakness is overcome by strength. Strength is overcome by intention. Intentions are overcome by will, and will is overcome by faith. Go play softball with faith that you’d make a hit


600. “Softball: It’s in my DNA.” – Mike O’Halloran

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