"What’s great about [triple plays] isn’t really their scarcity but the fact that they beautifully illustrate the invisible force that hovers about each pitch and play and inning and game in this pausing, staccato, and inexorably accruing pastime: the laws of chance."
"Whatever my role is here — whether I’m a starter or not — my preparation never changes. Every day I’m going to do the exact same thing regardless of what my role will be. … If I was the type of player who changes the way I prepare myself, I wouldn’t be the player I have been."
Ichiro (via mightyflynn)