Zitat des Tages von David Ortiz:
I'm the kind of guy that I never forget my teammates.
I never thought that buying supplements and vitamins, it was going to hurt anybody's feelings.
A lot of people write books not at the end of their career. Why you gotta wait until then? When you're momentum's going, that's when people really want to get to know about you.
I just want to play baseball.
My mom, she wasn't like a baseball mother who knew everything about the game. She just wanted me to be happy with what I was doing.
You can never fall in love with a team.
I come to play everyday.
Whatever country you go to, you need to definitely follow the rules. So I believe it's very important for people, wherever they go, any immigrant should know or should try to learn something about the culture.
You can't say that being a fan is more serious, because players are trying to do better in order to get paid better.
Everybody has something to prove each year. Everybody has a responsibility in this game. Even the batboy.
Through the years I've been getting better and better and better, and it's what you learn though the seasons.
If I can't hit at a high level, I won't play, and I know there comes a point where my body won't be able to do that.
I've always been my own hitting coach.
Sometimes you just don't feel the same everyday, it doesn't matter what you do, but when you have people looking forward to seeing you perform for them, that puts you in the mood, and that's natural in Boston. That's why it's such a special place to play.
I try to do things the right way.
I'm going to be done when I've decided that I'm done.
Everybody goes through some tough times in their life, no matter what you do. Man, I've had my tough times.
I'm the same guy I've always been. I'm the same guy now as when I was hitting 50 home runs. I don't change.
I swing hard all the time. That's what I've done my whole life - hit.
All I like to do is work every day and have an idea what I want to do.
I'm a winner, I play to win, I want to make good things go on around me.
I know in my situation, my mind works more than everything else. I've been like that my whole career.
Trust me, I play the game for the fans, my family and myself.
I'm the kind of a player who, if you give me something good to hit, I'm going to swing at it. Otherwise, there's nothing else you can do.
Negativity doesn't help me.
I start thinking about life after death. I've got to quit thinking about it because it's very deep. Very deep. Sometimes you start thinking about it, and you don't feel like you want to be alive, so I don't like to get all quiet.
I'm a guy that people look at me not only as a guy that hit the ball.
People, man, they love hurting people. It's not even fair.
My whole career, my swing has always been the most important thing to me. Even when I'm taking a shower, I work on my swing.
My teammates are the best.
I stress a lot, sometimes.
I showed people that it's not about guessing what people can do. It's about saying, 'Here, show me what you can do.'
Sometimes when you're fighting, fighting, fighting, the mind needs some time off and you regroup and get back to normal.
What I don't want to do is just play for the sake of playing.
You don't get better as you get older in your career. It's not natural to have your best years late in your career. So I'm trying to do whatever I can to keep my body feeling good for as long as I can.