I can't speak on anybody else's free agencies, how that's going, but for myself, it helps to kind of be patient and let it happen.
I grew up in bowling alleys.
She's always been there for me through anything, I can think of many school projects I had to do and I would say, 'Mom, can you help me.' She would help me write a paper or make a poster. She's just been that kind of mom. No matter what, she makes sure I'm alright and I thank her for that.
It's kind of tough as you're playing you kind of wonder what is going to happen to you as you go through arbitration or as you go through free agency.
I just try to be the same guy each and every day and just do something when we're hitting or make a nice defensive play or run the bases. Just trying to be consistent in that way.
I want to be a great role model to let the kids, especially black kids, that it's possible to make it in this sport. I think we, as a black community, quit playing the game because we think it's a white man's sport. Or we think that since other black people don't play it, so why should I play it.
I guess bowling is pretty mechanical. It's kind of a natural motion, but you have to stick within those mechanics.
I've been bowling for so long, and I really, really enjoy it.
I have no idea what it is about bowling. It's just a love I have for it. I can't even explain why. Bowling is just fun for me.
I'm confident in my abilities and confident to know what kind of player I am. I've also been educated on the business side of it, getting your value.
Even though this is a business you do have people here that you're with every day, like your family. You want to go play for them and you want to win with them. You have to find a way to do that but understand that there is a business side to it. You have to find a way to understand.
The more Opening Days the better. It never gets old. It's one of those things where as it comes you embrace it, get ready, you still get those butterflies, which means you care.
I think my senior year in high school was when I started wearing Jordans. It was our team rule that we had to play in them so that's when I got - not introduced to them, but got into it. Through the minors I started collecting some, just to wear, and that's when I told myself I want to become a Jordan athlete and did all I could to do it.
You weigh your pros and cons and what's real. You want to play baseball? Yeah. You want to go to school? If that's the best option, than that is what it is.
Obviously, I'm coordinated and whatnot.
You don't criticize or critique your teammates if they're having a hard time. You try to encourage them just like you hope that they'll encourage you.
R.B.I.' is such a playable game. You can pick the game up and play right away without a crazy long learning curve, and that's important for the casual fan and gamer.
There wasn't a favorite team or player in the Betts household. I played baseball, day in, day out, and learned the game my own way alongside my parents - Willie and Diana.
Pretty much all bowlers are nice dudes.
I can pull off a range of outfits from nice, edgy suits to more rugged, casual looks. Your look one day can be totally different than the next day, and for me, it's all about owning that.