My father left me with a saying that I've carried my entire life and tried to pass on to our kids: 'Tough times don't last, tough people do,'
I'm not sure I can think of any scenario more enjoyable than making 55,000 people from New York shut up.
Most guys who don't like me are either Democrats or Yankee fans.
I played on teams with 24 guys pulling the rope one way and one guy pulling the other. I've seen how destructive it can be. I tell them, 'If 13 of you are insanely successful and one fails, we all lose.'
In baseball, I was always in control of everything until I let the ball go.
Every dollar I can't commit to my company that's paid in taxes is paying a government that I believe is too big and doing way too much that I don't want done.
I've always wanted to be the best in the world as a baseball player, so when I started to think about opening a business, it was with that mindset.
It is all about rehab. Most doctors can make you 100 percent well physically. I would tell you that it is 25 percent about the surgery and 75 percent about the rehab.
I was a very weird amalgam of things as a kid.
People love to say we get paid a lot of money to play a game, but it stopped being a game when you start getting paid.
The money I saved during baseball was probably all gone. I'm tapped out.
Baseball is not a sport you can achieve individually.
I'm a good person. I don't wish hateful things on people. I don't hate anybody. I know that I treat people right.
I don't miss anything I did for a living.
War is by no means something glamorous, and I don't think that should ever be forgotten.
There's not a long track record of people leaving professional sports to become a software developer.
It really is not that complicated, I just don’t understand HOW people don’t grasp the concept of ‘Free Market’, and why left alone, it WORKS!
I don't have any problem with government helping entrepreneurs and businesses.
I've been playing games for 30 years, and I've been a hard-core gamer.
In my mind, I never doubted whether I was going to achieve what I wanted to do. I just had to decide what it is I wanted to do.
One of the walls of my bedroom was a collage of about 15 years of baseball photos. I would cut out the baseball pictures from every issue and I had this huge montage of thousands of pictures.
I've been able to do what I love and what I'm passionate about my entire life. I made, you know, an insane amount of money playing baseball.
Short of baseball and my family, it was gaming. And gaming is a $20-million to $200-million multi-year effort. It's an insane, stupid and utterly irresponsible act. But I did it.
I did everything I could to win every time I was handed the ball.
I'd like to think I did well. I'd like to think that, if I had a must-win game, the guys I played with would want me to have the ball. But no, I don't think I deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.
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