It's a better team than last year. It has better talent and makeup. But when you start out like this, everything is going to be magnified. That's the way it is. We may have been a little snake-bit. But the game doesn't stop, and nobody is going to feel sorry for you.
For everyone coming back, for all the things we have going for this program - the talent, the makeup - you've got to feel that we have a shot to get to Omaha. It'd be taking this program up that big step, that next level. We want to do that. We want to do that. For Hunter and Culp, it's the same thing. You're not playing for the draft. You're playing for Omaha.
It was definitely in poor taste. I'd been prepping for two hours with hair and makeup and getting dressed. And the first interview I do, someone who I have never met before fondles me for his own satisfaction.
What you are going to see (Monday), I take it, is an unrehearsed president, a president without makeup, so to speak, standing in front of the grand jury getting some very tough questions, ... Late Edition.
That's just a gimmick. It started because I didn't like wearing movie makeup that melted in the sun, but I've always done it as a joke. I believe that you'll find out in the next few years that the sun is good for you. You should be out in it a couple of hours a day.
Of course when you spend four hours in prosthetic makeup and you really are looking at yourself and you see how revolting you've become in a way, it obviously adds another strand and helps you... a little bit more.
We didn't use makeup and wigs to have Peri and Teri look like Sara and Yvonne, but the roles were challenging because they had to portray them in three stages of their lives, from their 20s, 40s to their 60s,
I trip off it. You know what's interesting about the makeup is when you get up close and you know he's been working on your face, and you see where the makeup starts and it stops, and how seamless it is. You could look at it for hours.
I saw that some people who were new into the feminine world weren't great at putting on makeup. So I decided that Bree wouldn't know the right base color and didn't know how to go pick up makeup at the store and is embarrassed about it anyway and doesn't like being out in public and hides most of the time. So those things dictated how I ended up looking.
He can play regularly if we have injuries. He is good off the bench. He's a good makeup guy in the clubhouse. Frank Robinson and I went to a Lakers game at the Staples Center on Friday night and we talked about how much we need to improve the bench, and we talked about how Michael Tucker would fit in so well. We certainly have a need for another outfielder, and we certainly think we have improved our bench.