It didn’t really bother me. It just tightened up a little bit. That was it.
Are we going to be a little more focused in the second round? Yeah.
I still have the same urge. But I try to understand a little more now. I still have the same desire to be out there. With the medical staff knowing me, it’s still an ongoing communication. But it’s tough. I hate not playing. I hate it. I’m definitely doing everything I can to get back...
I’m not going to Chicago. I’m in Pittsburgh with the Cincinnati Reds, and that’s where I’m staying.
It was probably the worst the wind has been. You couldn’t really read it.
Now that the second round is here, I think the intensity is going to pick up.
You’re not just representing the people of Cincinnati, you’re representing everybody. It was different. You’d see all the flags and the people yelling and the uniforms. The language barrier was a little tough. But for the most part, everybody understood one thing – baseball.
You have a commanding lead in home runs — for the No. 9 spot in the batting order.
It’s amazing for a guy hitting with a double ear flap. I didn’t know if he hit left-handed or right-handed.
He’s one of those guys, you’re just glad you had a chance to know him. He took care of me.
If we can swing the bat and be particular about what pitches to swing at, and be patient and stuff like that, I think we can put some pressure on some people. You look at the numbers these guys put over through the course of the year, there’s no easy out in there. That makes...
For a guy that doesn’t get a chance to hit a lot, he helped himself out, and it was a little boost for us.
I was just trying to get a pitch I could hit. It hit a little off the end of the bat and just got out.
It’s just one of those things that it’s there, you know it’s there, and I just don’t want to get to the point where I’m out for a longer period of time because I did something else trying to compensate for it. This way, (we) get it done, get it over with and I look...
It’s an opportunity I didn’t get before turning pro. I’d like to represent my country.