I want to be the best leadoff hitter of our time.
My biggest adjustment has been learning not to be afraid to fail.
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 not too many teams that can succeed on and off the field together.
There's no way I can go 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.
I'm gaining weight the right way: I'm drinking beer.
I just go out and play.
I know who I am. And I know I'm a good person.
There's no way I can go play for the Yankees.
I know what it takes to win ball games.
There is no excuse for not catching a ball you can get to.
The biggest thing I want is for the hitter coming up behind me to get a good pitch to hit.
I feel like I've been a Yankee my whole life.
New York came after me aggressively and that's what sealed the deal.
Without chiropractic, I wouldn't be able to play consistently throughout the season.
I fell in love with Boston, so hopefully, I'll be here for a long time.
I take pride knowing that I hustle, day in and day out.
Whenever I have a bad performance, I look at it as a learning experience.
I don't understand some people, using biblical terms to criticize me when this is just a game.
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.
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.
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.
What we really need is for me to get hot and stay hot. When I go, this team really takes off.
I hope others take as much pride in the sport as I do.
You know, a lot of people say they didn't want to die until the Red Sox won the World Series. Well, there could be a lot of busy ambulances tomorrow.
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