I view my pitching on how confident I was out there, period. And if I lose that confidence, I can become a prisoner of my own mind.
When someone becomes successful or rich and famous, people perceive that person as being different. But I'm the same guy I've always been.
I refuse to be molded into some stereotypical ballplayer that has no interests, really, no life, no depth, no intelligence.
Everyone focuses on the earthly state, but how cool might death be? I believe in spiritual rebirth, and I can't wait to experience that.
I was this 5-7 pudgy kid in high school... I wasn't a popular kid. I was an outcast.