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.
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.
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.
Balsamic vinaigrette, Tabasco, and giblets. Then let it boil.
I just don't see the light. Where is the light? What am I in this for?
People now are beginning to cheer for me. I've never heard that before. .. Maybe things are turning a bit.
If my life depended on it - if my daughter's life depended on it - I'd want Mariano Rivera closing. Wouldn't you?
Well, Milwaukee is a special place to me. It's where I started my career playing in Appleton. Getting cheered on the road is something I haven't been use to.
I like to score and drive in runs more than pay attention to batting average.
I've done a lot of growing up and realized a lot of things.
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.
Keep reading books, stay in school. I encourage kids to read as much as they can, I challenge you to read a book every two weeks, like I try to.
No player should have to go through what I have been dealing with, and I am exhausting all options to ensure not only that I get justice, but that players' contracts and rights are protected through the next round of bargaining.
My mother's the most special person in my life ... I consider her my MVP: Most Valuable Parent.
I've never experienced- besides the birth of my two daughters-the feeling of winning a world championship in New York in the new stadium. It's something I'll never forget.
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