I know why I'm here. I think it's only going to get better for me. I feel much more comfortable about what I'm doing here.
He came out and said 'Let the defense make plays. One run is not gonna lose the game, get in the zone, get ahead in the count,' ... You know, stuff that you would teach a Little Leaguer.
I don't think he labored. . . He was ahead of every single batter. He had two quick outs. There was no laboring. I would think there is something wrong.
In the past I'd think a run or two or three could be a loss, especially in the third inning, ... But not with these guys.
I look at this as a second life, if you will. I needed the intensity aspect of every pitch matters, ... Every game feels like an event, a playoff kinda game. Having experienced that a few times, I think I not only like it but I need it.
I look at this as a second life. Every game feels like an event. Every pitch matters. I need that. It elevates your aggressiveness.
For me, he's comforting to deal with in the sense that he's calm
I stunk. What went wrong? Everything, ... I was terrible. It was embarrassing. Not being able to get out of the first inning is embarrassing. I made it very difficult for our lineup to get anything going.
I stunk. It was embarrassing. Down 6-0 in the first, I didn't give the offense a chance. I take the blame for the offense not doing anything.
I think the World Cup is going to be bigger than what a lot of people are anticipating. At this stage in my career, when there is an opportunity, albeit a small one, of being on the team, what a great way to possibly end my career.
You put deadlines on people you really don't want, because that's how you feel about them.
I love the game very much, but when you were a certain type of player for a few years, being a front-end starter, that's the way I still think I can pitch. But the body tells you no.
It's a very big mental game, all day leading up to warm-ups. You're not sure if your curveball will break, or will you be able to throw it over the plate? It's all negative thoughts going into the game.
Pitches are like pages of a book; they're so important. The chess game; how I set you up early, and how I'll do it differently later.
Announcers don't do enough of the cat-and-mouse strategy and all the work that goes into it. You watch a broadcast and guys get the pitches wrong.