It all started in the backyard playing catch with my dad when I was four years old. It was at that point I had a passion for the game of baseball. I had many great teachers along the way and hope to pass on the knowledge that I learned over the years. Throughout my career I played with and against some of the greatest players ever. For example: Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez, Ichiro Suzuki, Bobby Abreu, Billy Wagner and Barry Zito to name a few. I can’t leave out one of my best managers, Dusty Baker, who taught me a lot.