Even when you strike out, you cause problems.
"Douglas Andrew Mientkiewicz" is an American retired professional baseball first baseman. He bats left-handed and throws right-handed. He is one of five American players to win both an Olympics/Olympic gold medal and a World Series championship. He currently manages for the Single-A Fort Myers Miracle.More Doug Mientkiewicz on Wikipedia.
It was funny when I heard him say in an interview the other day, 'I'm used to being Public Enemy No. 1,' .
The Twins became too nice when they traded A.J.. We had an edge to the way we played with A.J. You could see it in the Twins this season. There was no edge to that team.
It was fine til I went and stretched before my first at-bat. I have my little routine I do on deck since I was probably 7 years old, and this time for some reason I felt a pop.
I don't want to sit at all, but then again I don't want to strap my manager. He's trying to win games.
I told him, 'If you want to change the perception of yourself as a player, one team sticks out: the White Sox.' I said, 'No place were you hated more than in U.S. Cellular by the White Sox fans. If you can win over those fans, then everyone will realize people have the wrong idea about you as a player.' .
Even when you strike out, you're in the middle of controversy.
The bottom line is we got one breath left, ... and we're going to use it to the best of our ability.
I said Dontrelle Willis before the game. I say Chris now. I faced Chris when he was in Toronto and I thought he was the best I'd ever seen then. He's better now.