I want to be the best leadoff hitter of our time.
I wouldn't mind being a hero to a kid. I grew up idolizing players, so I know how important that is for a lot of younger kids.
There's no way I can play for the Yankees, but I know they're going to come after me hard. It's definitely not the most important thing to go out there for the top dollar, which the Yankees are going to offer me. It's not what I need.
Without chiropractic, I wouldn't be able to play consistently throughout the season.
New York came after me aggressively and that's what sealed the deal.
I feel like I've been a Yankee my whole life.
I just go out and play.
I know who I am. And I know I'm a good person.
There's not too many teams that can succeed on and off the field together.
There's no way I can go play for the Yankees.
What we really need is for me to get hot and stay hot. When I go, this team really takes off.
We all pulled together at the right time, unfortunately, we were down 3-0 to the Yankees when we decided to do it, but we did it. And we shocked the world.
People have the right to say what they want, but as long as I can go to bed at night and look myself in the mirror, I'll be all right.
I went out as a free agent in Boston and had a great year and I priced myself out of there market, at the time.
I don't understand some people, using biblical terms to criticize me when this is just a game.
Whenever I have a bad performance, I look at it as a learning experience.
I'm no George Brett, and I probably never will be.
I go out and play not for the numbers, but for a chance to win and the thrill of playing in front of a packed crowd.
People need to look at baseball like it has been sent from the heavens, and respect the game.
I try to walk around with a smile on my face.
I love Boston and I always will. I'll always have terrific memories and great fans here.
I hope others take as much pride in the sport as I do.
Moving to New York was the best decision I ever made.
A lot of players go into a restaurant and ask for a special table. I go and stand in line with the working people. It's very easy to get spoiled playing professional sports.
I blame myself every night we lose.
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