The baseball held was my fantasy of what life offered.
The stiffer the penalty, the greater the message is sent.
I don't think about goals and records. Competition is what keeps me playing.
Show me a guy who's afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
Jim Crow was king... and I heard a game in which Jackie Robinson was playing, and I felt pride in being alive.
Your bat is your life. It's your weapon. You don't want to go into battle with anything that feels less than perfect.
When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed. I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly. He cut the legs off the bed.
We have to make some radical move to get the attention of everyone. Cheaters can't win and steroids has put us in the position that it's OK to cheat.
If you're successful in what you do over a period of time, you'll start approaching records, but that's not what you're playing for. You're playing to challenge and be challenged.
You can't be afraid to make errors! You can't be afraid to be naked before the crowd, because no one can ever master the game of baseball, or conquer it. You can only challenge it.