You don't just accidentally show up in the World Series.
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.
Any player that says they don't want to go to an All-Star Game is lying to you. It's something everyone wants to be a part of.
During the off-season, I go to the movies almost every day.
For me, when I was a kid, volunteering was the last thing I was thinking about. When I see kids doing it now, it amazes me. It's very impressive, it gives them something productive to do as opposed to getting in trouble. For them to take time out at such a young age is remarkable. I think all kids should take a little time out to volunteer.
There may be people who have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do - and I believe that.
I always appreciated the ex-players. Being a Yankee, you get spoiled. Old-Timers Day, all these guys coming back, spring training, being around them, you get a chance to get to know them. So I always think you learn a lot by listening.
You're a person a lot longer before and after you're a professional athlete. People always say to me, 'Your image is this, your image is that.' Your image isn't your character. Character is what you are as a person. That's what I worry about.
Obviously, you're known for what you do. But you still want to be known as a good person. You're a person a lot longer before and after you're a professional athlete.
Athletics keeps us healthy, gets us up and running around. It also gives you an opportunity to meet a lot of different people, which is very important.
I attribute much of my success in New York to my ability to understand and avoid unnecessary distractions.
I try to sign for as many kids as possible. Kids come first, and I'll always sign for a kid before an adult. It's funny, because I was never big into autographs as a kid. The only player who I ever wanted an autograph from was Dave Winfield.
I'd like to get a degree. You ever see the movie 'Back to School?' I'll go back with my kids.
Surround yourself with good people. People who are going to be honest with you and look out for your best interests.
The big difference for me is that, as I get older, I find it's a lot easier to stay in shape than it is to get back in shape.
We just want to win. That's the bottom line. I think a lot of times people may become content with one championship or a little bit of success, but we don't really reflect on what we've done in the past. We focus on the present.
If you're going to win games, you're going to have to come up with the big hits. That's the bottom line.
I've never been an actor on Broadway, but it feels like you're on a stage when you play at Yankee Stadium. And that's the feeling I've always had.
You hear about women buying shoes? I buy DVDs. I definitely have a problem.
I can have fun anywhere, as long as I'm with good people. But in the offseason, I like to go somewhere warm, a nice spot in the Caribbean.