I probably didn't put forth the effort I should have put forth, didn't realize the value of education until I went to college.
It was a dream come true to be drafted by a pro team and have the opportunity to play.
I've pitched too many innings and pitched too many years - one game doesn't make or break my career.
I've always approached spring training as I have something to prove.
Your body is not made to throw like we throw. That's why you see softball pitchers pitching two or three games a day. It's a natural movement in softball. In baseball it's not a natural movement.
I feel I'm entitled to make my own decision.
Physical therapy is part of my offseason routine. That has helped me greatly.
Work ethic has always been stressed in my family. My dad is going to be 80 years old and he still works part time. My mom just retired a couple years ago and she's in her mid- to late 70s.
I'm not the No. 1 starter. I'm not the guy that's going to carry the staff for four months out of the season, but I can contribute in a lot of ways. And to me I'm very proud of that.
I've kind of looked at my whole career as a spring training invite.
I came to realize in my late 20s that my velocity is not going to grow so I had to learn to utilize what I had.
Learning how to work and learning how to fail is important.
Rest is obviously a key in the offseason.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, which people don't seem to be shy about expressing.
If you talk to any pitcher, consistency is the most important thing.
I was raised in a very blue-collar family.
I've had some great examples in my career of how to do things the right way.
Souderton was a good town to grow up in. Everybody knew each other.
I was a jock.
If you're a doctor or a lawyer or teacher, if you only get three things right out of 10, you're considered a failure.
I'm not a big believer in vitamins and all that stuff.
I don't expect anyone to give me anything.
I think it's all a coincidence. I've pitched some poor games here and got a no-decision. But just give me the ball. I don't care where I pitch.