I was raised to understand and know the difference between right and wrong.
Baseball is not a sport you can achieve individually.
In baseball, I was always in control of everything until I let the ball go.
I think I've earned a certain level of respect, based on my accomplishments and my consistency.
I've made mistakes, I've misspoke, I am sure I will again sometime, but that happens, that's part of being human in my book. I'm OK with that. I've never done it maliciously, ever.
There's not a long track record of people leaving professional sports to become a software developer.
I'm a good person. I don't wish hateful things on people. I don't hate anybody. I know that I treat people right.
When you're having a bad day at work, a lot of times it's your head. When you're having good days, a lot of times it's the absence of the mind.
The things I was allowed to experience, the people I was able to call friends, teammates, mentors, coaches and opponents, the travel, all of it, are far more than anything I ever thought possible in my lifetime.
Before I pitch any game, from spring training to Game 7 of the World Series, I'm scared to death.
I had the perfect job for a gamer. From February to October, I'd get up at 7 in the morning with nothing to do but play games until I had to be at the park around 1 or 2 o'clock. When I got back after the game, I played until 3 or 4 in the morning.
When you say you are a gamer and you are a celebrity or a former celebrity there's a grain of salt that everybody takes that with.
It is all about rehab. Most doctors can make you 100 percent well physically. I would tell you that it is 25 percent about the surgery and 75 percent about the rehab.
I've always wanted to be the best in the world as a baseball player, so when I started to think about opening a business, it was with that mindset.
The only thing I hope I did was never put in question my love for the game, or my passion to be counted on when it mattered most.
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