Track and field was very big when I was growing up.
I grew up watching MTV, when Journey was huge, when Pat Benatar had 'Love Is a Battlefield,' and my friends and I used to cut school to watch this woman in the video. We loved Pat Benatar.
I'll win more games playing everyday in the outfield than I will pitching every fourth day.
My entire life has been an attempt to get back to the kind of feelings you have on a field. The sense of brotherhood, the esprit de corps, the focus - there being no past or future, just the ball. As trite as it sounds, I was happiest playing ball.
Just because I believed in what I was doing on the field and dedicated myself to playing the game, does that mean I'm cocky? Does that mean I'm arrogant?
Frankly, I'd like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole field to private industry.
With the winding down of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States now has an opportunity to implement real defense reforms without having a serious impact on immediate battlefield needs.
Hitchcock had a charm about him. He was very funny at times. He was incredibly brilliant in his field of suspense.
Barry White, Smokey Robinson and Curtis Mayfield are big influences for me. But I'm also a metal head. I was in a bunch of punk rock bands. The Bee Gees, hip-hop and the Beach Boys are just as much of an influence on me as Smokey.
As a scientist in the field of biological warfare defense, I have never had any reservations whatsoever about helping the anthrax investigation in any way that I could.
Baseball is more than a game. It's like life played out on a field.
The Houston Astrodome was kind of a tough field.
I'd rather be a good person off the field than a good baseball player on the field.
I think I play center field better than I do anywhere else. I have enough speed and enough reaction to know where the ball goes off the bat.
There's no deep bench there, Mahmoud Abbas is, I think, the best leader of the Palestinians we could field.
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