My father left me with a saying that I've carried my entire life and tried to pass on to our kids: 'Tough times don't last, tough people do,'
In baseball, I was always in control of everything until I let the ball go.
Most guys who don't like me are either Democrats or Yankee fans.
War is by no means something glamorous, and I don't think that should ever be forgotten.
I'm not sure I can think of any scenario more enjoyable than making 55,000 people from New York shut up.
It is all about rehab. Most doctors can make you 100 percent well physically. I would tell you that it is 25 percent about the surgery and 75 percent about the rehab.
I don't miss anything I did for a living.
I played on teams with 24 guys pulling the rope one way and one guy pulling the other. I've seen how destructive it can be. I tell them, 'If 13 of you are insanely successful and one fails, we all lose.'
In my mind, I never doubted whether I was going to achieve what I wanted to do. I just had to decide what it is I wanted to do.
I've always wanted to be the best in the world as a baseball player, so when I started to think about opening a business, it was with that mindset.
Baseball is not a sport you can achieve individually.
A lot of my theories were not applicable as a closer
I did all the stupid things you'd expect from a 21-year-old kid with money.
Every dollar I can't commit to my company that's paid in taxes is paying a government that I believe is too big and doing way too much that I don't want done.
I've got a wife, four kids, a business, and a baseball career.
I am human, when people write bad stuff about me it bothers me, but I know that will never end.
I wanted to create a multibillion dollar company that lets me go out and let us go out and change the world and create a Skin Cancer Awareness Center that costs a quarter a billion dollars.
As much as I'd like to think I'm a really good designer, I'm average.
I'd like to think I did well. I'd like to think that, if I had a must-win game, the guys I played with would want me to have the ball. But no, I don't think I deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.
I did everything I could to win every time I was handed the ball.
I was raised to understand and know the difference between right and wrong.
There's not a long track record of people leaving professional sports to become a software developer.
I've made mistakes, I've misspoke, I am sure I will again sometime, but that happens, that's part of being human in my book. I'm OK with that. I've never done it maliciously, ever.
I don't hide my feelings, but when it comes to illness, I guess I don't panic. My father was the same way. I'm the provider for the family and the caretaker. If I panic, who is anybody going to run to?
The things I was allowed to experience, the people I was able to call friends, teammates, mentors, coaches and opponents, the travel, all of it, are far more than anything I ever thought possible in my lifetime.
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