We know there are great players over there, don't get me wrong. But the main reason we go there is for the fans. There are a lot of teams that come here and we just play (them) here. But the great support that we receive from our fans in Jacksonville makes it very important to me that we go over there.
I'm glad he's admitting to his guilt. I'm relieved that there won't be a trial, but there's still some unfinished business. I just want some careful consideration of the sentence. I want the evidence to be presented thoroughly and thoughtfully.
I don't think there is any question he is one of the biggest surprises of the year. This guy has done very well defensively. He's raw but has very good talent. He can handle diversity. And he's an athlete.
He had a year that was mind-boggling. And it definitely was not a fluke what he did. When you see him out at the ballpark, you don't look at him as an intimidating person, but you put him with a bat and glove and he becomes an intimidating factor.
Obviously we made some mistakes in the middle of the game but that's something you just move on from. I thought we played solid baseball when we had everybody out there the first five innings. We played pretty good defense and we had some good at-bats. It was a good opening weekend.
We did a good job in all of areas of hitting. We had some quality at bats. We got a lot of guys on base and had some timely hitting. We had a sloppy inning where we gave up some runs but what impressed me the most was we turn around and answered with two in our half. We showed some maturity.