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.
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.
Being patient, feeling comfortable, taking my walks-that's part of my game.
Winning depends on where you put your priorities. It's usually best to put them over the fence.
People ask me, "What would you be doing without baseball?" I don't know... super-sizing fries?
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.
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.
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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