I was fortunate to get to do something
I really loved to do.
Be grateful for every opportunity to play ball.
Play the game the right way. Always.
Play hard and hustle. Always.
Be honest and fair. Always.
Be friendly and respectful to your teammates,
to the other team, and to umpires. Always.
Remember that people are watching you.
You are an example to someone. Always.
And love — really love! — this game while you play.
Just one more thing.
Practice your swing using a pipe.
I did in the off-season.
Probably the smartest thing
I ever did as a player.