Personally, I've always thought dying on vacation was the better way to go . . . I do have certain requests about my passing, though. I hope that if I die in a plane crash, it's coming FROM a vacation instead of heading TO. I know, it's a small consolation, but I'd have a tan and would look rested at my calling hours.
I wouldn't say you're going out there pressing trying to get three hits in every at-bat, because that's definitely not the case. But I think you're almost behind the eight ball when you miss that much time. When you get out there, you don't really feel like you would during Spring Training or during the season when you've played all the games.
He's a winner. In talking to guys who have been with the Dodgers, they would say they enjoyed having him as manager. He works hard at what he does, he talks to them, and you can see that their pitching and fundamentals always have been strong. With the talent we have, I don't see any reason why he can't continue his successful run here.
You can say you're getting in a little too late when the newspaper is already at your door by the time you get to your room, ... Obviously, it's not the most beneficial situation. You'd like to get in at a decent hour and catch some decent sleep as opposed to getting in, sleeping and going to the park when you wake up.