It's always good to be back home.
He's just pretty much left me alone and let me do my thing.
Change is always good, ... I had been [in the Cubs organization] for 10 years. I have no regrets about anything that I did there. I had fun there, and the people were great -- same thing with Detroit. Sometimes, it's just eventually time to change the scenery.
I threw him a fastball up and away, ... He just put the bat on the ball. It was there, and he hit it. There's nothing you can do about it.
I didn't really have a lot of options. I wanted to sign with the Cubs, but I knew I had to prove myself. That was a big year for me.
But when he does say something, you better listen. He scared me to death as a kid, scared all of us (referring to his five siblings, two brothers and three sisters). He laid down some pretty strict rules and you obeyed them or else.
And none of the gory stuff.
You can't please everyone. I think it's good to think about the long term. Pitching and defense is what wins.
Pitchers hold [Joe] Torre in high regard for the way he uses his staff.
At least it's Atlanta, my hometown. I'm excited about that. I've always wanted to play for them. I hate leaving here. At least I'm going to Atlanta. They're in first place and contention.
It's a game of inches, and he hit it over the fence. It's one of them things. We battled. The best team won. If it's another foot to the left, it's a double.
You've got to give them credit.
There's not much attention given to the grunts in the middle, ... I've been looking forward to doing this for a while now, and I'm having fun doing it.