It was always good to get one out of the box. It's one you think about forever, to get the first one out of the way. That was kind of surprising (starting in left field). It was great. If it was left, third, right, I was happy to be there.

No, I don't want to make those guys feel old. I already messed up and said something about watching Jim Thome in high school and college and he looked at me like I was crazy. So, I'm going to stay away from the older comments.

There's no shock, there's no surprise, but it's just an unfortunate day.

I've probably played over the last three, four years about 30 to 40 games per season. Day to day it's different, it's unpredictable in the field.

We've all failed in different ways and, now, it's up to us. Obviously, the organization is looking to move into a better direction, so this should be a sign. We need to improve. All Mac could do was prepare us. He couldn't play for us. I wouldn't wish what happened to him on anybody, but you can't fire all of us.

He threw a lot of strikes, which is the main thing as a young kid. Make sure you pound the zone and get ahead of the hitters.

I got quite a few actually. First base, second base, third base and outfield.

I caught an inning in spring training. I was their third-string catcher.

We just can't come through with a hit. Any kind of hit.