I keep active because I have not announced my retirement, because that is something that takes time and you have to plan it. Plus, it is something that the Dominican people expected.
The bigger the contract, the bigger the responsibility.
If you want to follow some good steps, it would Proverbs, all over.
I was as big as I could be, ... I did whatever possible. I can't really predict when a guy's going to bounce the ball in front of the plate, then kill you with the speed like Giles did.
At my Mom's house on the farm, it get's so dark, you look at the stars and and you feel like you can just reach out and grab them. I love her so much and I love this place so much, it hurts. I stay here because I need to find myself again after playing in the States. Here it's me talking. It's my so
I tried to hold them for as long as I could, and couldn't hold them, ... I ended up losing the game but some other day, I'll end up winning the game.
Oh believe me, I was fully aware and I tried as hard as I could,
I like the challenge. I do not like the attention.
I'm thankful for not ever taking anything illegal.
Before, if I wasn't in baseball, I wanted to become a doctor.
Not only for what he did in baseball, but for the reason he lost his life. If I had something to do with it, I would have his number retired here and throughout the Dominican Republic. He's a national hero in the Dominican Republic.
If the shortstop makes an error, I am responsible. I let the batter hit the ball.
I know I achieved a lot, and I know I have my little share of respect, but when you talk about playoffs, there is no time to be mad, there is no time to complain, there is no soreness that you can't overcome or pain, sometimes, and I hope I continue to do it. I am going to leave my heart out there f
I hope he loosens up. New York is his hometown, ... Just respect his family.
Every time I feel mad or something, I run somewhere. It gets my frustrations away. I run and run and run.
I'm not in the big leagues just because I'm cute.
You can't have a family when you're playing because you're away from home so much. So believe me, I won't be pitching forever. I won't make it to 300 wins or anything like that. No way.
My brother never got an opportunity to throw a pitch, and I didn't want the same thing to happen to another young kid.
I believe that if you're healthy, you're capable of doing everything. There's no one else who can give you health but God, and by being healthy I believe that God is listening to me.
The game doesn't change.
Only God knows why I didn't make it with the Mets, but yes, in a short period of time, I got the opportunity with the Phillies.
All I can say is, I will put my heart and soul into helping the Red Sox win.
I'm open to play for anybody that would give me respect, treat me the right way, and actually going to make me feel comfortable.
It was just a night for struggles,
I'm human. No excuses. Hey, they got to me. That's all.
We're facing a good team, a smart team, ... Right now, they're on top of their game and we're not.
I just guess I have to give them credit, ... For them to actually take advantage of my mistakes and hit them out - it wasn't just playing the game hard, but also to keep their concentration level so high that every time I made a mistake - they were my mistakes ï¿½ that they hit them out.
It's just not right. I was a victim of that. I did what I was supposed to do, and it stayed with me my whole career how I was treated. I couldn't help it. I told Mike and I said it loud. I guess a lot of people heard it. He's got all the tools to be a great hitter.
You have to execute. You have to sacrifice your body.
I never expected Giles to score like that, ... We are facing a smart team. Obviously, they are on top of their game.