Not every athlete is ready for fruit-scented hand cream. Moises Alou of the San Francisco Giants, who doesnt wear batting gloves when he hits, disclosed last season that he urinates on his hands to prevent calluses.
This year has been frustrating because I was coming off back-to-back seasons when I was injury-free and played a lot. Every year I've been healthy and had over 500 at-bats, it's been a good year. That's what I'm looking forward to next year.
I've got no interest. Really, I forgot about that. But I know I need six for 300. I'll take that one.
You need breaks sometimes, and we haven't been getting them the whole year. But it looks like we're getting them now. It's the right time to get them, and we have to take advantage of that.
We need to get closer by the time we get there.
He always tries to do what's best for the team. No question about that. I hate to take him out of the game and have one of the kids bat fourth in a late-inning situation. You don't want a young kid to come up three times in extra innings.
I wasn't seeing the ball as well as I wanted to today. I got lucky on that one.
If he doesn't come, we would totally understand. Family comes first. I haven't had a chance to speak to him, but from what I've heard, he's very crushed.
I think it's going to be pretty huge. When we do it all the way -- which we will -- I can't wait to experience the feeling.
I went home on Saturday night and got to sleep early so I'd be ready to play.
When is he coming back I know his bat will be there. I'm curious about how he's running. A motivation I don't know. We've got something going already.
Today it was a combination of everything coming together. Moments like that, I've had a lot throughout my career.
I'm not happy about the time of year we're playing the WBC. It's going to make me change my plans to get ready for the season, especially a player like me, who's played 15 years, and players who have routines we follow every spring. I wish we played after the World Series.
You need breaks sometimes - we haven't been getting many. I didn't think I would get it. I was upset because I was too shallow on that leadoff single and lost it. I was glad to have the opportunity to make up for it.
Every team I have been with has been close, real close. You don't see that here and I can't even picture it happening this is how bad it is.
He's holding up pretty good. That's a tough guy. It's not easy to come to the ballpark and perform and deal with all the stuff going on outside. The fans have been terrible.
They obviously played better today, but I feel we're the best team in the tournament. Unfortunately, we didn't perform the way we're supposed to perform, and that's why we're out.
To me, he can get here whenever he feels he is ready because whenever he walks into this field he'll perform the way Barry has performed all of the time.
I'm sure someone is going to try to challenge him at the beginning, ... until he takes somebody deep, and that'll be it. It'll be back to the same old pitch-around, walk-him situation.
The people in the Dominican are going wild. It's pretty nice. I'm glad I committed myself to compete for my country. I didn't think it would be such an awesome event.
Its too bad that we're getting to the point where we have to look at the scoreboard. Things are out of our control, pretty much. But that's the way it is in this game. Hopefully we get closer by the time we get there.
He's the only one that knows how long he is going to play. Does he want to chase Hank Aaron If he falls short, does he still want to break the record He has said it's not his main priority.
Manny showed up late to camp and said he wasn't going to be ready. It was a very responsible decision on his part to not be a part of this because he's not going to be in shape.
People act like you're some brute if you don't speak English when you come to this country, ... I've heard people in the media, coaches and other people in baseball say these things. It's just people stay quiet about it, but we all hear it.
That's the only reason why I am here and the only reason the rest of the crew is here. It's an honor, especially coming from the Dominican Republic, where our main sport is baseball. We want to be the best in the world, and this is our chance to do it.
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