I'm a terrible singer. I feel lucky to play baseball. You can't be gifted in everything.
Enjoy your sweat because hard work doesn't guarantee success, but without it you don't have a chance.
I believe a champion wins in his mind first, then plays the game, not the other way around.
Be respectful. Treat people the way you want to be treated. Respect the lowest rank and the highest rank and you'll never get in trouble.
Fear of failure is what fuels me, keeps me on edge and sharp. I'm not as good when I'm comfortable.
I want to be known as Dominican-that's what I am, 100 percent ... I have a duty and responsibility to continue the legacy of Dominicans in baseball.
There is a difference between image and reputation. Image is nice. Reputation is developed over an entire career. Reputation is what I'm searching for.
Always follow your dreams, don't let anyone tell you that you can't be something.
Some things are meant to be and if it was, you will know it.
This is how I define grace: youre on the main stage, and it looks like it has been rehearsed 100 times, everything goes so smoothly. Thats where I get my confidence and success, from knowing that I have an edge because I know Im prepared.
I've never felt overmatched on the baseball field. I've always been in a very strong, dominant position. And I felt that if I did my work as I've done since I was, you know, a rookie back in Seattle, I didn't have a problem competing at any level. So, no.
You can have fun, respect the game and also play it hard. When you have that combination, you're going to put yourself in a position to be successful.
Baseball has a funny way to tap you on the shoulder when you least expect it and tells you it's the end.
Looks aren't the number one thing. They have to have class, intelligence, then looks. If I was the ugliest SOB in the world it would be a lot easier.
I'm having a hard time finding a date. I don't trust any women I meet. I'm very skeptical.
You must be present to win.
I think it's just getting comfortable in New York City, comfortable in your own skin.
You always dream about being on a baseball card. It's kind of funny when you finally see it.
I like to score and drive in runs more than pay attention to batting average.
I only look forward. I can't get all caught up in what I've done. I still have plenty to accomplish in the game. Hopefully, I'm just scratching the surface.
Anyone can forget about talent, but if you're a good person, your name will be remembered a long time.
I want to be the best, and the best work. You have to earn what you get, and you have to work to keep it.
I’m fighting for my life, I have to defend myself. If I don’t defend myself, no one else will.
You can take my cars or my house, just don't mess with my clothes.
Winners live in the present tense. People who come up short are consumed with future or past. I want to be living in the now.
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