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My office is at Yankee stadium. Yes, dreams do come true.
I think everyone is ticklish. You just gotta find the right spots.
I love it when people doubt me. It makes me work harder to prove them wrong.
I have the greatest job in the world. Only one person can have it. You have shortstops on other teams - I'm not knocking other teams - but there's only one shortstop on the Yankees.
Surround yourself with good people. People who are going to be honest with you and look out for your best interests.
There may be people who have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do - and I believe that.
This is why you play - to get an opportunity to play in the playoffs.
The last thing you want to do is finish playing or doing anything and wish you would have worked harder.
I'm not perfect; no one is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. I think you try to learn from those mistakes.
You don't just accidentally show up in the World Series.
It's never over. You don't want to be in the position to be down four runs in the ninth inning, but it's not over until the last out.
When I was younger, I was always taught not to make excuses.
You have to be confident, if you're not confident you might as well go home.
It doesn't take any talent to play hard.
Your image isn't your character. Character is what you are as a person.
My heroes, my dreams, and my future lay in Yankee Stadium. And they can't take that away from me.
My grandmother asks me to race down the street, I'm going to try to beat her. And I'll probably enjoy it. Competitive to a fault, sometimes.
I'm not one to sit around and be satisfied about something. I can always get better.
My dad had been shortstop when he was in college, and you know, when you're a kid, you want to be just like your dad.
If you're going to play at all, you're out to win. Baseball, board games, playing Jeopardy, I hate to lose.
You can't be sensitive, because you're going to get criticized. I don't care who you are, you're going to get criticized.
I try to sign for as many kids as possible. Kids come first, and I'll always sign for a kid before an adult.
Everyone fears rejection.
During the off-season, I go to the movies almost every day.
My parents always felt if I worked hard enough I could make any dream come true.
I like to dance and sing when there's no one around, but, if I'm out, I'm really shy about it. So it takes a lot to get me going, but I enjoy being around music.
I always take criticism as a challenge. It's the way I've always looked at it.
I try to stay as private as possible; I know that's difficult, especially playing here in New York, but I make an attempt at it.
Work hard, love what you do, put your best foot forward and never forget the kid in you.
That's how you win - pitching and defense.
When you put a lot of hard work into one goal and you achieve it, that's a really good feeling.
You gotta have fun. Regardless of how you look at it, we're playing a game. It's a business, it's our job, but I don't think you can do well unless you're having fun.
If you're going to win games, you're going to have to come up with the big hits. That's the bottom line.
Good teams make the playoffs, hot teams win the playoffs.
When it was time for parent-teacher conferences, I remember that I was always embarrassed about what my parents would hear about me!
I like to hit the gym early in the morning. I feel better throughout the day when I get in a workout first thing in the morning.
My best vacation is somewhere I could hide, somewhere warm and not a lot of people around.
Yankee Stadium is my favorite stadium; I'm not going to lie to you. There's a certain feel you get in Yankee Stadium.
I've been lying to you guys for a long time, saying I wasn't nervous and there's no pressure. There was a lot of pressure to do it here.
I can have fun anywhere, as long as I'm with good people. But in the offseason, I like to go somewhere warm, a nice spot in the Caribbean.
You forget about it whether it was 15-2 or 3-2. It's still a loss. It doesn't matter what the score was if we win tomorrow.
I think when things linger, that's when they become a distraction. I don't want any distractions.
God, I hope I wear this jersey forever.
In order to lead people, you have to get to know them.
I think it comes easy to work hard. I was always taught, don't short-change yourself. Keep working to get better.
Obviously, you're known for what you do. But you still want to be known as a good person. You're a person a lot longer before and after you're a professional athlete.
MVP, you could have picked a name out of a hat... we have a group of MVPs. You don't rely on one guy. You have to get contributions from everyone.
There's responsibility, but there's also accountability. You have to be accountable for your actions. You have to stand at your locker when things are going bad.
The Yankees have strict rules. You can have a mustache but no other facial hair.
The only legacy I want is to be thought of as a winner.