KB: Any interest in a return to the game?
RJ: When the time comes. I have four kids and I didn’t see them grow up. I had opportunities to be a coach when I retired. I had opportunities to work for ESPN. I’m very appreciative of baseball, but I am not a lifer. The game will be there when I am ready to get back into it.
KB: When did your interest in watches begin?
RJ: I’ve always enjoyed watches. I got to visit various watch boutiques because of the cities I visited while playing baseball. I was always interested in visiting the nicer boutiques and looking at the watches I enjoyed wearing. I’ve been a Ulysse Nardin wearer long before our relationship started. I’m honored to be asked to be a part of the company.
...KB: You played during the steroid era. Do you think steroids still a problem in the game today?
RJ: I don’t know. I think baseball has regulated it pretty well. I don’t think it is something that is out of control like maybe it once was. But I don’t follow as much because of the interests I have outside of the game now. Before the World Series and playoffs started, I probably watched two or three games and those were not even in their entirety.
I was so focused on baseball while I was doing it, and now that I have the opportunity to do other things, I am that focused on those things. I think baseball is heading in the right direction. Fans have come out in droves. I think the game is on top of the world right now.
Posted: November 14, 2012 at 04:32 PM | 31 comment(s)
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