Saturday’s win was so exciting. I’m just glad I was able to experience that. I was actually telling our hitting coach, Steve Henderson, that I had the best seat in the house when B.J. Upton hit that home run. It was a loud crack of the bat and the fans went up in a roar; and to me, that was the coolest thing ever. That was such a cool thing to experience. And I was telling everyone how cool that was. I was like, “Man, I’m really lucky I had the best seat in the house.”
It was so great to win this ballgame, and in extra innings! To get on that plane and actually enjoy the plane ride to Boston is totally different than if we had lost. You don’t even know what a difference it is.
Here at home, the fans are behind us, and to go to Boston, we understand we are going to Fenway Park, but we have proven it to everybody that we have won and we have done it. And that’s very important for us now, you know? We can. So we got to go out there and play like we are playing in our backyard. And for me, I kind of am. My mom and dad are going to be there, so it will be cool to see them.