I am a firm believer in if you can’t get it the old fashioned way, you don’t need it.
Don’t run too fast through life. You only have one.
Don’t plan to repent at the 11th hour – you may die at 10:30.
I took a lot of things for granted – especially how I treated my body.
It’s all about the attitude, gut, heart and determination to go out and give 120% every time to try and help the team win.
Well, back when I was training, probably the only nutritious thing on the market was Gatorade – that’s all that we knew.
It is better to give a lick than receive one. If anybody got in my way, I tried to run right through them.
If I miss anything about the sport, it’s the camaraderie of old teammates.
But now, I get up every morning and go to the gym because I don’t like waking up stiff or in pain and wondering if my hip is going to hurt me.
I have no problem with my hips – I can still do the things that I used to do. I can run, I’m just not the fastest person on the field anymore.
So you have to be more mentally focused in baseball.
Just let me do what I’m doing, and then when all of this is up, then you can say how my career was. Don’t try to sum up my career in one or two seasons. Let me finish it first.