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The press focused in -- in your book on your relation -- we've had very rod among other things a fraud business -- the expression that was used around the clubhouse for -- But you.
-- deal with supreme Madonna's still on the and he goes with the territory -- -- is Manny Ramirez any different to deal with the and A-Rod.
Well I think the one thing we have to understand -- baseball players but their older people and you know I I try to.
And and you know Alex I mean I feel bad for Alice's -- such a talented player and still is obviously.
He just tried to be perfect they'll they any of this can be for.
You know put a lot of pressure on themselves and -- on the other side of the coin Manny likes to have fun.
The one thing about Manny I don't think many people know -- he's -- shy guy.
Like any -- here this -- -- I am very shy person of all the people you know world I wouldn't say he's the last person and he and his security David comes from.
You know being in the club about being on the field because that's what he knows he -- -- where did you know that when you're playing against it when you were put with the Yankees against was like you know why I got to manage him and a couple -- All -- -- Okay you got to know a little touch of his personality but.
You really didn't get a chance to known and depth like have.
Over the last year so yeah I got asked about steroids because if there's any critique of your book it's that she kind of passed over that a little bit in in the book itself.
Did you ever notice of the clubhouse there -- going on -- no not at all like fifth there was something that I saw happening.
You know why I had to address it in good conscience.
I think Tom -- to touch the steroid issue very very well in that book and that's why it had to be written the way it was in the third person in the third person.
But you know I think we all had curiosity.
Why certain people hitting home runs.
But I you know I think I have to take the blame along one everybody else in baseball for.
You're just not really being proactive in this group but my feeling is -- Michael about it was felt that.
Players weren't entitled to their privacy and I never.
Really looked in anybody's locker or look to catch anybody.
But I did walk around and walked in to the weight room for the trainers room and I never saw any signs of anything going on at that that wasn't normal when you surprise when any panic came out and it -- -- -- Yeah it not a surprise but.
Knowing Andy -- you know what he did with the HGH.
Was she -- -- her injury -- and he wanted to get back because he felt he was cheating people might not earning his money and then.
So you know -- that I think was current -- even though obviously he.
You know he did violate.
The rules and his relationship with a rocket -- Yeah you know that are close friends.
And when I watched him testifying and talk about it.
And knowing rocket as I do when he's sitting there talking -- believe in everything says.
I mean that that's him and that's such -- pistol late agent in this careers because you know he's he's just.
Just so self of self absorbed.
In in what he does.
And I felt bad -- because you know I have -- like everybody else they're uncomfortable watching you know testimony from the congress and that.
But but rocket again I go back to knowing the individual and you know you sort of a different perspective.
You know going back to the management style your management style particular.
More and anybody any coach -- I can think of in my lifetime you.
Talk about the team and the team effort and what's that so so much more important than any individual effort is is talking about the team itself.
When you look at what the Dodgers have done without Manny Ramirez everybody so without Manny they were gonna go doubt.
You've held your order even done better so.
Are you continuing -- that.
As as the theme of your management the fact that you have to focus on the team and on individuals.
There's no question I think there's less stress on individuals when you when you focus on the team has now.
-- not concerned about batting average and that concerned how many hits I got yesterday just concern about what I can do today or what.
I can do in the third inning to help this ball club over -- across the plate.
So I I try to stress team.
Only because I think it's easier on the players that think about the game at hand as opposed to what they're batting averages do you do that at home to step -- your whole life.
How he's irrational Warner home I mean I take the time off and she's she showed -- you know.
Forms -- ground rules at all.
I think that's true with most where there should be any -- to that -- the smartest thing for me to do I know that it works well what.
As I said use -- started.
Essentially this this this new phase in your life when you were 55.
Do you see any new faces beyond the Dodgers are you just focused on what you're doing right now.
I'm focused I mean I have one more year left after this on -- contract I don't see myself managing beyond that I think we can spend more time -- our safe at home foundation.
I know we're going to move it out to LA obviously were not in the desert here in New Yorkers -- -- Ten schools and -- Brooklyn and queens justice and there's so.
You know it's important for us because we're we're really dealing something that's been dealing with some of her close to my heart it's a very complicated issue and you know we want to really take this -- -- -- foundation nationwide and and and have a call to action related to to raise awareness -- just too much of the stuff that goes on and and now that the more aware of the issue raised I think you know the -- -- some of these bruises and -- -- What do you think about the country in general we're we're embarked on a very very different path right now.
Course the economy's really in the in the dumps.
Do you think.
Just the general impression of where the country is right now and they for a while and we're angry I think the world is -- right now and I think we should find ways to make it better as opposed to point fingers on who's to blame for the problem program and you know it's all well and good if you could change it by pointing fingers that's fine but I think the only way we're known -- You know get this country back on track and in the world for that matters is to try to get the best people in their -- tried.
You know do that -- I think President Obama right now is.
Trying to do all the right things it's gonna take some time.
Well what about you running for office -- act after I finish your baseball guy I'd just assume be judged by wins in -- It's a -- and -- underrated thanks a million for Berry was struck appreciate -- great to see if --
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