I'm going to throw a party tonight.
I'll walk on my hands before I use crutches.
I won't know until I wake up (today).
It was either going to be an extremely boring day or then again maybe not. I went all out for the homer, really 120 percent.
You want to know the color of my underwear, too? ... You guys are starting to ask questions like the Japanese writers used to.
It's not an ideal thing for a player to think, but I really didn't care if I would get injured in this game. That's how much I really wanted to win this one. That's how we were driven to this championship.
I don't know what to compare that to. It's for sure each team has something in mind about the other. It's an honor and a pleasure to play a game against them.
I'm really proud that I'm only one of two players from Major League Baseball in the final game. I sense MLB is hurting a little bit.
Tonight was not about skill. It was about putting all my heart into the game. I know this is true _ not just for me, but for all the players.
I don't know any of their names. The fact that they've come this far shows that they're a team with serious potential. I'm looking forward to (seeing) where these players will go in the future.
I feel really proud that I'm the only one of two Major League Baseball players to play in the final game. Of course, I sense that MLB is hurting a little bit.
My comments seemed to stir up a lot of things but they are going be interpreted in many ways anyway and I'm fine with that. I felt the weight of shouldering the Japanese flag and this primarily brought out my emotions in this tournament.
I actually welcome boos as part of the game. I really love to see that from my opponent's fans. Last night, I think that those fans didn't boo hard enough.
This was not perfect so far. But I believe a lot of people in the whole world paid attention to baseball.
To be honest, I never imagined we'd get there. We had a great team, the best. I hope we showed everyone what a great sport baseball is.
This is probably the biggest moment of my baseball career. This event has decided the true world champions and we have won. I'm unbelievably happy. It's amazing.
I didn't even think about the upcoming season. I didn't care if I would get injured in this game. That's how much I wanted to win this game. That's how driven we were for this championship.
There are many issues. But a lot of players pay attention to this event. I'm sure you can improve aspects in the three years before the next event takes place.
I felt the spirit and smartness of the Japanese players while playing with this team. It was a great team and I wish I could play major league games with this team for one season.
I won't maintain that emotional level. I guess I'm lucky we have another week left in spring training, and that will give me an opportunity to recover.
The fans cheering me on, when I play well they clap their hands for me. They're really great.
I wasn't surprised ... there's many situations where the runner on first runs in those situations.
In the second half of the 2003 season -- actually, I'd include the 2002 season in this -- I started to struggle as I approached the 200-hit mark. As I got closer to the goal, I lost control of that part of batting and sort of lost focus.