No, I'm not the prototypical leadoff man. I'm not the prototypical anything. I just try to be the prototypical Jimmy Rollins.
You have to believe in yourself every day.
Even when I'm nervous, I think I'm able to turn that nervous energy into strength.
Hustle is just playing the game right.
My role is to set everything in motion.
I planned on being successful ever since I was young. To me, this is nothing to be surprised about.
Why tone down my aggressiveness? When I do, I get in trouble.
People think I must have all these superstitions, but I don't. I use my batting gloves 'til they wear out. I broke four or five bats during the streak, and I didn't cry over any of them.
For me personally it doesn't matter who is the manager, I'm going to go out there and play for the manager, and play for this uniform as a team.
Physical ability only goes so far. You have to work hard the rest of the way.
Passiveness affects everything. It affects you on the bases and on defense. It affects your thinking. I can't be passive.
You are recognized by your bat. If you are the best hitting shortstop out there, that's how you win a Gold Glove. That's the way it is. It shouldn't be-it's a defensive award.
The bottom line is just that Rickey Henderson was my favorite player. His flair, his style-the key word is impact-he's an impact player.
I've got numbers in my head that I'd like to keep to myself. If I get them or pass them, only I will know.
If you're talented enough and play long enough, and put up numbers, you'll get to the Hall of Fame. That doesn't make you a World Series winner.
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