I don't want to be one of those great players who never made it to the Series.
If you look at some of the people in the Hall of Fame, my numbers are compatible.
People always ask me why I still want to play, but I want to know why no one will give me an opportunity. It's like they put a stamp on me: 'Hall of Fame. You're done. That's it.
People recognize me - but if you've been in the public eye as long as I have and people don't recognize you, I feel bad about myself.
People say I stole a lot of bases. I stole the bases for a reason. I crossed the plate.
Certain guys, they can see a guy do a certain thing with their glove and know what pitch is coming. I couldn't do that. But I can get on first base and I can tell you by his move if that pitcher is going to first base or home plate every time.
I haven't had the time to say, 'I'm retiring.' But baseball says, 'You're retired.
I love the game and I wanted to continue playing. It came to a time that I had to stop.
Even the slowest guy can go from first to third and help win a ballgame.
I have to play baseball to make me happy. I have to be an athlete. But when it's all said and done, I'll be a normal father. A normal-type house man.
Once you can accept failure, you can have fun and success.
I don't think I ever got proper credit about being smart about the game.
I love playing this game and every spring training feels like the first.
I'm a Hall of Famer and I'm still fighting for it because I love the game and I love to play.
If my uniform doesn't get dirty, I haven't done anything in the baseball game.