SN: What’s a stat that gets too much attention?
TT: If I had to pick one, I think batting average. I think it defines a lot of people, but really, if you’re a high on-base guy, it shows you’re getting on base, but batting average is the one that’s always next to your name, up there in every stadium. It’s an important stat, but at the same time, I think it’s overhyped.
SN: The issue of steroids: Is baseball doing the right thing? Are the penalties stiff enough, and is the program working?
TT: I try not to get involved with that stuff. Let them handle it. All I can do is make decisions for myself and represent myself the best that I can for my career and know that I did things the right way. Everything else, hey, whatever happens, happens.
SN: If you could trade places with anybody in baseball for a day, who would it be?
TT: Derek Jeter. He’s my idol—the reason why I wear No. 2. Just the way he goes about his business. This year, I know he’s had some ups and downs, but overall, just to be in someone’s shoes for a day, it would probably be him.
Posted: August 11, 2013 at 08:26 PM | 16 comment(s)
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