I’ll tell you, this is something special, being one step away from the
World Series, but we still have to get it done. The Diamondbacks are not going
Tonight was really cold, but it was a lot colder for the great fans that
watched us than it was for us. It’s good to be out on the field, moving around.
The only thing was I had to change my shirt a few times because you’d sweat and
get soaking wet, then the cold would get to you.
I’m hearing a lot about how our run ranks in history. They say the 1970
Baltimore Orioles and the 1976 Cincinnati Reds are the only teams to win their
first six games in the postseason. But I’m not putting us in that category at
I’m not the type that will go home and shut myself off, or avoid the
subject. I’m not going to not watch TV. That’s what I do, go home, sit on the
couch and watch TV. And I’ll watch sports. If you hear it, you hear it. Once you
get in here, you’re just focused on going out and playing that
I want to talk about the more than 50,000 fans that helped us. I hope
they’re loud and crazy and I hope they enjoy themselves, because we’re going to
be playing hard and enjoying ourselves.
There’s going to be a lot of anticipation in the stadium. But when you get
into that whole atmosphere, you really have to calm down.
Like tonight. Look at my first at-bat, when Livan Hernandez struck me out.
That was a terrible at-bat. I just had to say, "Hey, relax. Refocus. Do
everything you’ve been doing your whole life. Quit thinking." Then in the
fourth, I got a hard-hit single off the right-field wall. I hit it well, but I’m
old and slow.
But I hope that gets me going. Hopefully, I found something.