It's so funny that people specify that year because in a way it was the biggest battle for me health wise.
I know what I did and how I accomplished it. I am proud of it and know that it was done with integrity.
When I played, I had a natural ability to jump and run, and I just wanted to get bigger and heavier.
What cracks me up is people who think I don't take baseball seriously. It's the most important thing in my life. They don't know how hard it is for me to get a bad game out of my mind. I still can't, but I'm getting better.
When you're going bad, sometimes you need to relax more. I've always been intense. I didn't need to be more intense.
I guess when you have that one monster season, it's good because you're recognized. If it weren't for that season, not as many people would know about my career. But it also kind of diminishes what I did in other years.
I know for a stretch, at least nine years, I was one of the best lead-off hitters in baseball
I want to stay with the Orioles. I'd like to play here for the rest of my career. I don't want to go through this again in four years.
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