I always had the attitude that I wanted to throw a no-hitter every game.
The thing that got me over the hump was accepting that I had to do whatever I could to stay in the game.
Sooner or later you learn that you belong in the big leagues, and that makes you calm down.
I think today the players are too nice to one another, but that might change with the unbalanced schedule, with teams playing each other more and more. When you face each other that much, with that much at stake, something's bound to happen.
But more important than personal awards is winning the World Series. That's the max that anyone could ask for. Let alone to have the ball in your in your glove for the final out of the World Series. That was the ultimate.