YOU CAN HAVE ALL THE TALENT IN THE WORLD, IT'S NOT GONNA GET YOU THROUGH... IT'S WHAT YOU HAVE IN YOUR HEART.
Every player had a roommate for out-of-town games, so I had to slip into the bathroom early each morning and secretly take my insulin injection. I feared that if the Cubs found out and I slumped badly, they would attribute it to the diabetes and send me back to the minors - or worse, release me.
I've been a Cub all my life. I came up here when I was 20 years old and spent my whole career here in Chicago. I've always been an optimist; I believe you have to be in order to survive, to be honest with you - in health, with what I've been through. That's the way I am.
Everything changes, money rules. In my era, if you were successful, you were going to make money, but you never worried about it.
The last thing I ever thought would ever happen to me was losing my legs.
I'm the perfect candidate to be affected by SARS. I'm highly susceptible to infections.
I think I've inspired a lot of people, and I'm one, if I get a letter and someone's in serious shape, I'll call them. I relate to these people.
I'm a Cub fan, and I sit up here and I know when we have a good team, I know when we're struggling, and it affects me just like any other fan, and I just happen to show it on the radio. I can't help it.
I want to be a homer. I'm getting paid for something that I love to do. I would do it for nothing.
There are a lot of guys who are respected but not liked.
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