If you talk to any pitcher, consistency is the most important thing.
Your body is not made to throw like we throw. That's why you see softball pitchers pitching two or three games a day. It's a natural movement in softball. In baseball it's not a natural movement.
I've always approached spring training as I have something to prove.
I've kind of looked at my whole career as a spring training invite.
I came to realize in my late 20s that my velocity is not going to grow so I had to learn to utilize what I had.
If you're a doctor or a lawyer or teacher, if you only get three things right out of 10, you're considered a failure.
I don't think that I'm old.
I was a jock.
Learning how to work and learning how to fail is important.
Physical therapy is part of my offseason routine. That has helped me greatly.
I'm not the No. 1 starter. I'm not the guy that's going to carry the staff for four months out of the season, but I can contribute in a lot of ways. And to me I'm very proud of that.
Work ethic has always been stressed in my family. My dad is going to be 80 years old and he still works part time. My mom just retired a couple years ago and she's in her mid- to late 70s.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, which people don't seem to be shy about expressing.
I don't expect anyone to give me anything.
I feel I'm entitled to make my own decision.
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