You have to execute. You have to sacrifice your body.
Actually the adrenaline of the game will probably help me out a little bit to regain command and concentration about the things that I have to do.
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.
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.
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.
My first ball I ever got from a Big League player I actually got to purchase in Dodger Stadium in a silent auction, was Reggie Jackson.
Some of the things I've done are really special.
I doubt that I will get involved with politics. That's something I don't have in me.
I get a lot of kids distracted. Sometimes they got to go cover left field, but they're over here talking to me, getting an autograph.
I'm thankful for not ever taking anything illegal.
Before, if I wasn't in baseball, I wanted to become a doctor.
I had the opportunity to go with some other teams. But I didn't consider those teams to be contenders, and I was right.
I understand business and understand the ugly face of baseball, which is the business part of baseball.
My brother never got an opportunity to throw a pitch, and I didn't want the same thing to happen to another young kid.
Whether you like it or not, the last few years I'd be the first one to tell you I haven't been the Pedro Martinez that I'm used to being.
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