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,'
I'm not sure I can think of any scenario more enjoyable than making 55,000 people from New York shut up.
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've been playing games for 30 years, and I've been a hard-core gamer.
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.'
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.
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.
I'm a good person. I don't wish hateful things on people. I don't hate anybody. I know that I treat people right.
There's not a long track record of people leaving professional sports to become a software developer.
I am human, when people write bad stuff about me it bothers me, but I know that will never end.
I am much more of a geek than I am an athlete.
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.
I was raised to understand and know the difference between right and wrong.
I was such a screwup when I got to the big leagues. I was a total idiot.
I don't vote party lines. Never have. I vote for the best candidate.
Have I said dumb things? Absolutely, who hasn't? But I have never backed away from being called out on something I did or said wrong.
When you're having a bad day at work, a lot of times it's your head. When you're having good days, a lot of times it's the absence of the mind.
Before I pitch any game, from spring training to Game 7 of the World Series, I'm scared to death.
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