My major league debut came at old Busch Stadium on Grand Avenue in St. Louis against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
It's all quotes, anyway, and it all sounds the same to me.
Rooting is following, and I don't do that, but I'd like to see the Phillies win because I love Philadelphia.
So what I did on the field was the essence of what I am. Remember me like that.
Pete Rose came over to the Phillies in '79 and he became the catalyst that helped us to put it all together.
And the irony is that they wrote better without access to my quotes.
I took it personal. I got slammed quite a bit.
I trained myself to perform on the field.
I was probably in the best shape of any athlete at the time, but you don't get to pass judgment on yourself.
That's the past. I don't agree with retrospect.
The final release point for the fastball is the tips of your fingers.
You've gotta find a way to get out of your own way, so you can progress in life.
But I would say basically, I would just like to be remembered for what I did on the field.
Everything I was, physically and mentally, that's what I put on that field.
To pick up the paper and read about yourself getting slammed, that doesn't start your day off right.
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