I didn't do anything. I struck out.
We like to see the crowds there and the people excited. That's good, but we've still got to go out and win games. If we don't win, they're not going to show up.
They look good. They're a team that has a chance (if) they get any kind of pitching.
I let it grow every winter and get it cut in April or May. I'm too lazy in the off-season to get it cut.
You play here enough, you know that balls on the line roll back fair. Really nothing you can do about it. Glad that wasn't the only one he gave up.
We don't like to see people say stuff in the newspaper, but he didn't say anything bad about me. So good luck to Carl.
You get to the playoffs, you don't expect to get 8 1/3, nine and nine (innings), not in this situation. It's unheard of.
He's a great pitcher. He's a Hall of Fame pitcher. But he's got to throw the ball over the plate and we have to try to hit it. If he makes a mistake, we have to hit it, not miss it. We have to find a way to get deep into the game and get deep into the pitch count and get him out. It's not going to be an easy task.
People who know me and get to know me understand what I'm about.
I didn't hear him call me out. Do we feel lucky? No.
We're all goofed up. We've got it all backwards. He' s supposed to steal bases, and I'm supposed to hit the home runs.
It was weird for me because I don't want to show up the other team.
It was the same situation last year. That popped into my head, so I knew to run.
For me, I put down the best suggestion I have and they throw it. They still have to execute the pitches. I kept yelling at Freddy, 'Stay aggressive. Stay after them.' That's all I can do. It's their game all the time, so I'm lucky I get to catch these guys.
You read stuff and see stuff where people are calling me (names) and that I was trying to cheat and this and that. I don't know what I did to deserve that.
Where aren't I public enemy No. 1? Tell me something that I don't already know.
The farther you get in the playoffs, every little move is scrutinized. It's fine if it is on me, it means it's not on anyone else. What happened in the last series is over. It all worked out for us. And the best part is that I didn't do anything wrong. I'm becoming a villain and I didn't do anything wrong. I just did my job.
That's where you have to rely on spring training. You have to be open to learning about the guys. You respect them and hope they respect you and what you do. But it's hard. It's a lot of work.
These guys aren't going to quit or go away. They've done things that are very special.