It's disappointing. We're not playing as well as we did earlier. At times, we look incredible, but we need consistency. We're not doing a good job of that right now, but these guys won't give up. They're battlers.
It's been a great relationship, and the consistency helps out. He's a mentor, father figure, a friend and extremely loyal guy. He's loyal to his coaches, and in turn we work hard and are loyal to him also.
I think the word that's the key with everything they do is consistency. That, and improving their skills. That's the case with most minor-leaguers, but it's particularly important for them because they're so talented.
We kept the same group of guys together and I think that consistency in this team in helping us because we finished very strong last year. At the beginning, we weren't very strong because I was driving with Scott for the first time and the same for some of the members of the team.
Obviously we had good rotations in Oakland. But the consistency from the five of us is amazing to watch. It's fun to watch. Our offensive guys know no matter who's pitching we have a chance to win. It's fun to be part of that. Everyone knows his role in a way. There is no question mark.
Yeah, I've been anxious for six months. I feel great. The consistency is there, and that's something I didn't have at all last year. I'm definitely seeing things this year that I didn't see from myself at all last year, and that's the most encouraging thing about it.
It's our consistency that has gotten us this far, and there's really no need to be looking for some other game plan, ... This is my final season as a driver and I want to go out being remembered as a winner.