If I have any regrets about my short-lived baseball career, it’s that (a) I didn’t take care of my body, and (b) I wasn’t a very good teammate. Regarding the second point, I was pretty shy and reserved at that time, and my dad had kind of programmed me that everyone was the enemy, including my own teammates. (In essence he had me programmed to think I was competing against them. As just one example, during batting practice I would pitch to their weaknesses, without telling them or my coach that I was doing that.) Today I know I would be a much better teammate. And it looks like DeMarcus Ware of the Denver Broncos is the kind of teammate I think I would be today. Image from the Denver Post.
By Alvin Alexander. Last updated: June 4, 2016