Baseball Player Quotes
I accept the media for what they are. Most of them are really good people. Some of them are scumbags.
Many of us Latin players arrive here in this country and we don't know much about how the legal system works here, and we can be easy targets for people to deceive us, defraud us, those kind of things. I feel we can be easy targets of being taken advantage of.
I am preparing myself as every offseason, getting myself ready to close. Starting hasn't even crossed my mind and I'm not going to do it either.
I signed a very modest $3,000 bonus with the Braves in Milwaukee. And my old man didn't have that kinda money to put out.
I was getting hot flashes and sweats on a regular basis. That's not normal, even for my age.
Even when I was a veteran giving advice to the younger guys, my dad was still my hitting coach. He always was.
If you ask me what my hobby is, I don't have a traditional hobby.
You always get a special kick on opening day, no matter how many you go through. You look forward to it like a birthday party when you're a kid. You think something wonderful is going to happen.
There is no doubt that because I am a switch hitter I have one of the best offensive advantages that a hitter can have.
With the money I'm making, I should be playing two positions.
There was that feeling of standing on the podium and listening to someone else's national anthem that really sucked.
Once I got to the big leagues, Dad saw every one of my 10,000 or so plate appearances. By the time I called him after a game, not only had he seen my at bats, but he'd also watched replays of them and already had some suggestions.
We're baseball players, right? We make great money. Regardless if we don't make the money we want, we're still making great money. A lot of people in this world are struggling a lot harder than us.
For many years, even after Jackie Robinson, baseball was so segregated, really. You just didn't expect us to have a chance to do anything. Baseball was meant for the lily-white.
Any time you've got big teams winning, you've got big stars.
We don't need refs, but I guess white guys need something to do.
Unfortunately, as I tell my white friends, we, as black people, we're never going to be successful - not because of you white people but because of other black people. When you're black, you have to deal with so much crap in your life from other black people.
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