It's never over. You don't want to be in the position to be down four runs in the ninth inning, but it's not over until the last out.
You can't be sensitive, because you're going to get criticized. I don't care who you are, you're going to get criticized.
Don't get me wrong; it's not like I didn't go out and have fun. But there's been a lot of players that come to New York and get caught up in the lifestyle, and before you know it, they're sent away to another team because it affected their performance.
I looked up to my parents because they were very successful in what they wanted to do. I was lucky; I didn't have to look far for role models.
J. D. Pardo