I think anything is possible if you have the mindset and the will and desire to do it and put the time in.
Everybody kind of perceives me as being angry. It's not anger, it's motivation.
My only day off is the day I pitch.
Again, like I said, I went out to play the game of baseball because I love to play it. I did it right. I did it the right way. I worked hard doing it.
Some of my finest memories are from my time at the University of Texas.
Going to Omaha for the College World Series - the people there are tremendous - huge crowds and a lot of excitement. I still remember those days - you make a lot of friends that you never forget when you win a championship like that.
I love to work with the younger kids who are trying to live out their dreams, if in fact that's what they plan on doing after college to take the next step. A very select few have that opportunity so when you do have the opportunity you know, those guys take advantage of it.
I'd be cheating everyone here, the staff and rest of my teammates, if I wasn't able to stay on top of my work. It was almost like therapy, to come back and get in an environment I'm comfortable with.
I wish there was a bar I could send opposing teams to and get them hammered or something - I could tell my buddies in New York to leave their places open or something. Playing for the Yankees, guys come at you extremely hard. I have to be ready or I'll be embarrassed.
When I look back at the tapes, your first everything, your first All-Star Game, your first playoff experience, it just seems like it went by really fast.
I've lost a little bit of my fire... I don't want to say I've lost my passion.
Even though I play a professional sport now, I love college baseball.
If I get two strikes, I'll go to a pitch maybe that will help induce that a little bit.
Some of my finest memories are from my time at the University of Texas. College baseball, I love it.
The student body was huge at UT and you had to mature pretty quick, very quick actually. I enjoyed it and it helped me a lot in my life in general - not only in the classroom but on the baseball field as well.
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