You could have a season where you hit .330 and did all these great things, but nothing ever materialized from it and you went home October One. Or you could hit .260 and have key hits and key plays on defense that help your team get to the playoffs and win the World Series.
When you're a young player, you try to prove yourself with your numbers and you try to prove your worth to the team. That can be an adverse situation because you can try to do too much.
They want somebody to hit home runs, and I can be that guy. Why not me, right?
I just want to take advantage of every day that I'm in the lineup.
I think everybody gets their recognition sometime down the road, and I have never been one to seek it. Besides, it has been that way throughout my career, especially in college.
I just have to be confident and actually try to do less, not try to do more.
Growing up, I never was a big follower of the Dodgers.
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