I want people to expect more from me because I expect more. If you don't set goals high, you're not trying.
Is Coors Field a good park to hit in? Yeah. So are Wrigley Field and Camden Yards. I didn't design Coors Field-I just play there.
I hate the ballplayer who says, 'I did everything I could have possibly done.' Because if you didn't win it all, you obviously didn't do everything you could have done.
I really enjoyed high-school football, but I didn't really enjoy college football. I liked to play the games, but I didn't like the practice. In baseball, I enjoy the practice almost as much as the games.
I'm not a guy who is going to make a lot of noise. I hope to lead by example.
Tarring a highway in 90-degree heat is hard work. This is baseball. Something I love.
We can talk about it all we want. But there comes a time when you just have to get it done and quit talking about it. There's been a lot of talk here and not enough doing.
I have never used steroids. Never.
The reason we are at the ballpark is to win that day's game, and we don't need to be concerned with anything else during the time we are in uniform. It makes things a lot simpler, a lot easier.
I rarely hit home runs in batting practice, and usually when I do feel that good, I'll have a bad game.
When I first came up to the majors and I'd have a bad day, I'd punish myself. I would do something like not eat dinner. Now I've come to appreciate that we play 162 games a year, and you're going to have bad days. And not eating dinner hurts, it doesn't help.
I'm very tough on myself. I definitely look at the negative too much.
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