People like us are afraid to leave ball. What else is there to do? When baseball has been your whole life, you can't think about a future without it, so you hang on as long as you can.
They give you a round bat and they throw you a round ball and they tell you to hit it square.
You only have a few years to play this game and you can't play it if you're all tied up in knots.
I love September, especially when we're in it.
It's supposed to be fun, the man says 'Play Ball' not 'Work Ball' you know.
I'm always amazed when a pitcher becomes angry at a hitter for hitting a home run off him. When I strike out, I don't get angry at the pitcher, I get angry at myself. I would think that if a pitcher threw up a home run ball, he should be angry at himself.
I see a lot of people who love their jobs. I see some garbage collectors smiling as they go about their work.
Helping someone is what life is all about.
Human beings are pampered by the Lord. Their real tests don't come until later in life.
I never did allow anything to keep me from my kids. They're the most important part of my life.
I'm a God-fearing man who worships with my heart and with my life.
Life is one big transition.
To me, baseball has always been a reflection of life. Like life, it adjusts. It survives everything.
Playing baseball was my dream, and no amount of money could sway my opinion.
I found myself in a race with Mother Nature to play as much baseball as I could before she forced me to stop.