Billy Crystal: [on baseball in New York in the 1950's] It was one of the greatest times, watching Mickey, Willie, and the Duke. And you go out to the corner bar and you would hear the arguements.
[in Harlem accent]
Billy Crystal: "Willie's the greatest! He can do anything!"
[in Brooklyn accent]
Billy Crystal: "You're nuts, it's the Duke! The Duke is a classic! You ever see him running with his elbows in like that?"
[in Bronx accent]
Billy Crystal: "Guys, you are both wrong. It's Mickey and that's it! He's strong, he's blond, he hits from both sides of the plate, you should really reconsider."
Billy Crystal: [on when the Dodgers left Brooklyn] It was like your uncle died. It was a death in the family. I wasn't really a Dodger fan, but you liked that they were there, because there was tremendous talent on that team. Jackie, Pee Wee, Gil, Duke, and Roy. We beat them pretty much every year but... it was like a death in the family, and then complicated by the fact that the Giants had left. So two good spirits had left New York and... it was sad time. I felt bad about it, because I thought, "If they could leave, *baseball* could leave, you know... what's next?"