You look at a guy who's being brave. He's afraid, or he wouldn't be brave. If he isn't afraid, he's stupid.
As a supporter of the Prostate Cancer Foundation and their Home Run Challenge program, I am extremely grateful for the valuable partnerships and relationships built with Major League Baseball and our affiliates.
I've enjoyed my time in the American League, the fans of Southern California and other friendships.
I think there's more of opportunity to win games in the National League than the American League because there are more decisions to make.
Major league baseball is about the history of the game. Baseball history is so important. It's so much more than money.
When you're in a slump, you do something different, just to try it. I remember one time I was in a slump, and I borrowed one of Henry Aaron's bats and hit two homers. I used my own bats the next night. I just needed a change.
You get to the big leagues, and you think, 'Can I do this stuff?' Then you take the first pitch down the middle for Strike 1, and you think, 'I could have hit that.'
When I was 16 years old, my brother Frank said, 'You'd better become a catcher, because you're too big and fat to do anything else.' Well, I took his advice. It was a quick way to get to the big leagues, and I've never regretted it.
I feel very fortunate to have broken in with the Milwaukee Braves organization.
Every time I pull somebody out of the bullpen, I believe he can do the job. I have to believe it. If he doesn't, hopefully he will do it the next time.
Scott Boras, I've known for a long time. We were both in the Cardinals organization. I'm a lot older than Scott. He's a very tough man, very tough agent.
Jerry Coleman was the kind of player who made me proud to wear the pinstripes.
You can't win the Kentucky Derby unless you're on a thoroughbred.
After you manage the Yankees for 12 years, it's really tough to envision going somewhere else. But then the Dodgers called.
When I was coming home from school as a youngster, and I saw my dad's car in the driveway, I would go to a friend's house. I connected my dad being there with fear.
Stress is something that is sort of out of your control. You get stressed out over looking at the finish line. Stress is something that is an outside thing. Stress is an anxiety.
Spring Training is a fun time for me.
That's the sign of a good relationship, when you can pick up a phone and it doesn't matter when the last time you spoke was.
I was always a little hesitant to accuse people of loading a bat to hit a ball farther. I was always very hesitant to approach people because I never had any evidence that I had firsthand knowledge of.
Pitchers make adjustments, and it's up to the hitters to readjust and sort of tweak what they do.