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Born: 1956-02-24
Profession: Athlete
Nation: American
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And, you know, you try and preach to them there's more to this game than just walking up to home plate, swinging the bat, fielding a ground ball. There's some dedication in it, some love you've got to put into this work.

Tags: Home, Love, Work

And like I said, I appreciate my older brothers because they would not allow me to win. They made me learn to play with them, which I think is the most important thing that I learned.

Tags: Learned, Said, Win

Baseball is a team game.

Tags: Baseball, Game, Team

For me, baseball is about, again, the team winning.

Tags: Baseball, Team, Winning

I learned life from some good teachers.

Tags: Good, Learned, Life

I'm now the hitting the instructor with the Cleveland Indians.

Tags: Cleveland, Hitting, Indians

I'm proud to be here as a man that has played first base more than anybody in the game of baseball.

Tags: Baseball, Game, Proud

It makes you feel at home when you can talk to somebody and really talk about anything.

Tags: Home, Makes, Talk

Today I join the greatest players that played the game. It is a great feeling being here.

Tags: Great, Greatest, Today

When I signed a contract, I was here to play 162 games.

Tags: Contract, Games, Here

You win as a team, you lose as a team, you also do so many things together.

Tags: Team, Together, Win

And I tell you that's one of the reasons why I didn't have the friendships with the media, maybe like I could have. But I had to do what I had to do to make myself successful.

Tags: Successful, Tell, Why

No one was more important than my mom and dad. I know they are watching from a place up in heaven here today to make sure all their kids are doing good.

Tags: Dad, Good, Mom

When Ted Williams was here, inducted into the Hall of Fame 37 years ago, he said he must have earned it, because he didn't win it because of his friendship with the writers. I guess in that way, I'm proud to be in this company that way.

Tags: Friendship, Said, Win

I wanted to rock back and forth between myth and distant futures, yesterday, today, and tomorrow. It felt a bit like prophecy and a bit like storytelling.

Tags: Rock, Today, Tomorrow

I've often entertained paranoid suspicions about my fridge and what it's been doing to my poetry when I'm not looking, but I never even considered that my fan was thinking about me.

Tags: Often, Poetry, Thinking

In fact, in some ways, I actually feel much more confident about the quality of Carousel than I do about The Cottage Builder's Letter: probably because of its cohesive nature.

Tags: Actually, Fact, Nature

A sequence works in a way a collection never can.

Tags: Collection, Sequence, Works

Humour is a fine line to walk in poetry, as in fiction. I just think it's harder to write. It's harder to keep the respect of the reader too.

Tags: Keep, Poetry, Respect

I am certainly suffering from a modicum of performance anxiety.

Tags: Anxiety, Modicum, Suffering

I do try to let what is obviously unintended yet naturally good stay in.

Tags: Good, Stay, Try

I don't think there's anything wrong with someone having to read a poem twice. Or even a book.

Tags: Book, Someone, Wrong

I feel as though I've fooled the world into thinking I'm an adult and now they're letting me procreate.

Tags: Adult, Thinking, Though
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I no longer feel pressure to produce fiction.

Tags: Fiction, Longer, Pressure

I still write the occasional short story, and poked at a novel once, but it's just not what I want to do.

Tags: Once, Short, Write

I suppress the vast majority of what I write.

Tags: Majority, Suppress, Write

I think, for me, humour needs to be used like a strong spice - sparingly.

Tags: Needs, Strong, Used

I was writing notes, but not composing poems. The Hunter began to develop out of this fragmented process.

Tags: Develop, Process, Writing

I'm not interested in being easy anymore. Readable, yes. Easy, no.

Tags: Easy, Interested, Yes

In my opinion, Al Moritz may be the best poet of his generation in Canada.

Tags: Best, May, Opinion

It's a bit of a crapshoot out there with young writers right now anyway.

Tags: Bit, Writers, Young

My self-editing process is intense.

Tags: Intense, Process

New York was breaking my concentration and disintegrating my thoughts.

Tags: Breaking, Thoughts, York

The poetry community here has been extraordinarily welcoming.

Tags: Community, Here, Poetry

The whole competition thing disturbs me. Not that I wasn't a part of it when I first started.

Tags: Disturbs, Started, Whole

Then I discovered I loved writing poetry more than fiction.

Tags: Loved, Poetry, Writing

Well, we all start thinking we're going to be Romantic rock stars, but then reality hits and you realize no one reads you but other poets.

Tags: Reality, Rock, Romantic

With 'Carousel' I had an idea and it all came out quickly.

Tags: Carousel, Idea, Quickly

Even the people who have had success and made money writing these books of fiction seem to feel the need to pretend it's no big deal, or part of a natural progression from poetry to fiction, but often it's really just about the money, the perceived prestige.

Tags: Money, Poetry, Success

I am still interested in the long or serial poem, but have written a few smaller things. I may start sending to journals again in a year or so... that's about it.

Tags: Again, May, Start

I guess there is also an element of deliberate change involved. Each of my books has been, at least from my point of view, radically different from the last.

Tags: Change, Last, Point

I think the main influence has been living in New York City. Aside from all the crap around 9/11, I find it very demanding to think amid all the noise and visual pollution.

Tags: City, Influence, Living