This is totally unexpected. I thought I’d be in the NBA or the NFL. I never thought baseball. It's kind of like a surprise. I’m happy it happened.”
“I like to be like the old-school guys. They played hard, man, and they played from the heart. They didn’t play to just get checks.”
“I don’t know how many years I can steal this many bags, so I figure I’ve got to get ’em now.”
“If I just focus on helping this team become a big contender, all the rest will fall into place.”
“I want to develop every base of my game—stealing bases, hitting, being a better fielder.”
“I go up to the plate with no fear.”
“It doesn’t get any better than coming home for the All-Star Game.”
“Man, I’m ready to win. That’s what I think about. I just want to find a way to win.”
“I’m going to try to not put a lot of pressure on myself.”
“I hate walking around known as a team that loses all the time.”
“I just want to become a great leadoff hitter."
`Whenever I hit a ball in the gap, I'm thinking the extra bases. I never slow down. That's the only way you're going to get triples.
“Whatever happened in the regular season seems to not matter in the playoffs.”
“Listen to your parents, do your homework and listen to your teachers. Those are the real heroes.”
“Whatever happened in the past doesn't really matter anymore to us right now.”
“I've been here through a lot of the tough times and things started to get well and guys made it to the playoffs, and I wanted to be a part of it— not only just be a part of it, I wanted to contribute and help the guys win in the playoffs.”
“Just every at-bat, you're trying to concentrate and get a base hit, try not to do too much, trying to get on base so I could use my speed, and I was able to find the hole tonight. Just trying to help the team out any way I can."
“I don't wear a cup. Never wore a cup. I do too many moves to wear a cup. I'm still not going to wear a cup.”
“You get older and more mature ... you just kind of go with the flow.”
“I'm definitely excited about coming to Boston.”
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