It's never over until you make 27 outs.
We had a great year. We had a good first round. We just didn't get it done this series.
I know I was the fifth guy coming up in that inning, ... But I put my batting gloves on knowing that if I have the opportunity, I just did a little prayer that hopefully I might be the last guy to make the out.
I was just thinking, ?Jimmy, hit a ball out of the park to tie the game or get a base hit,'.
It couldn't be better than this. It gives us the edge to go back to St Louis, but you still have to win two games.
It's amazing, ... I don't think about the last four years. All I'm thinking about is today. Going into spring training, you don't try to win the MVP. All you're going to do is help out your team to win. If you can do that, this is the reward that you get after the season.
You don't play to win the division, you play to win championship rings, ... How many division titles does this team have? ... We don't care about that. It doesn't matter what record we have. Last year we had the best record in the majors and we lost in the World Series.
You have to show respect for the other guys. It's good to know we have a spot in the playoffs but still you don't want to take things for granted.
Of course I'd take 40 homers, a .330 average and 100 RBIs, but it can be better. I want to get better every year. I never want to be satisfied.
It's always nice to do something in front of your fans who support you all year long, ... [There are] 47,000 people up there cheering for you and giving you a standing ovation -- it's great -- but you can't get caught up in that. You need to make sure you get ready to go, and I'm pretty sure they will be pretty happy if we bring them a World Series championship.
I just wanted to know what he said. When I came into the dugout they told me he wasn't trying to do it on purpose. I know that. I know that's the last thing you would want to do in that situation.
I'm pretty sure we're happy, but we don't take things for granted. It's not where we're at right now. It's where we're going to be next week.
The same way they won three games, we can win three games, ... Those guys aren't unbeatable. You don't think about Wednesday or Thursday.
All I felt was me running, ... I would say it was the best base hit I ever got in my career. It doesn't get any better.
Like I say, he's probably the best closer in the game besides Mariano [ Rivera ] right now. He has probably the best slider in the game. I just want to get a good pitch to hit and just put my best swing [on it].
Hopefully, this is the spark that we were looking for. The best thing we need to do is not let them celebrate in our stadium. We've been in this spot before.
Marry Me Albert.
Can't we talk about anything other than the home run? ... It's getting old. I'm bored. It's a new day. If this were Game 7 of the World Series, I guess I'd be more excited.
I didn't even think of that correlation until some of the media outlets brought up that my home run was the last time someone had done that,'' Henderson said from his home in suburban Seattle. .