How can you not have fun going around the country playing baseball for a living? Being a baseball player is the next best thing to being a rock star.
I'm going to play my game and be who I am. I don't think anyone puts more pressure on me than I do on myself.
People ask me, What would you be doing without baseball? I don't know...super-sizing fries?
Being patient, feeling comfortable, taking my walks-that's part of my game.
I'm too busy having fun to be mean and nasty.
The biggest thing as I have gotten older is the calmness that's come over me.
No matter what players say or people say, you want to be liked and appreciated, even if you've had a downfall.
Winning depends on where you put your priorities. It's usually best to put them over the fence.
I had fun coming every day and playing in front of a packed house - it was exciting.
As a younger player, you always kind of play with that fear of failure.
We should have apologized back then and made sure we had a rule in place and gone forward. ... Steroids and all of that was a part of history. But it was a topic that everybody wanted to avoid. Nobody wanted to talk about it.
Unfortunately, (the rumors) are going to be a part of it. But that's OK. I'm probably tested more than anybody else. I'm not hiding anything. That stuff didn't help me hit home runs. I don't care what people say, nothing is going to give you that gift of hitting a baseball.
What we should have done a long time ago was stand up - players, ownership, everybody - and said: 'We made a mistake.'
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