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I don’t know what my future is.
– Barry Bonds
Making the Hall of Fame, would it be something that’s gratifying because of what I’ve sacrificed? Sure. Baseball has been a big part of our lives. We’ve sacrificed our bodies. It’s the way we made our living.
I think some of the pressure comes from the expectations of other people. Like if your father played baseball, they expect you to be the big lifesaver or something when you play a sport.
I’m not afraid to be lonely at the top.
I’d like to help educate kids about the Major Leagues – what to anticipate, what to expect, what they’ll need to do to prepare themselves.
Everyone in society should be a role model, not only for their own self-respect, but for respect from others.
I don’t know what you guys say, but at home, life is way different from baseball.
I like to be against the odds.
I have a chef who makes sure that I’m getting the right amounts of carbs, proteins and fats throughout the day to keep me at my max performance level.
It’s called talent. I just have it. I can’t explain it. You either have it or you don’t.
I was born to hit a baseball. I can hit a baseball.
It’s not the name that makes the player. It’s the player.
There is nothing better than walking out and hitting a home run.
When I finish playing, I think I’d like to coach college baseball.
Young players need to know how to take care of themselves for life after baseball.
But to be the best, you must face the best. And to overcome your fear, you must deal with the best.
I want to be part of Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame, but I don’t want to be part of the kind of Hall of Fame that’s based on voters’ beliefs and assumptions.
Those boos really motivate me to make something happen.
Baseball is just my job.
I could learn how to press ‘Record’ on a tape recorder and write for a newspaper or a magazine.
I never stop looking for things to try and make myself better.
My career is an open book, but my life is not.
I’m a very private person. My life story isn’t for everybody.
I don’t want to be a Major League coach.
I think everyone needs to be a role model, period.
Every pitcher can beat you, it doesn’t matter how good you are.