Gonzalez: The ball I gave to our owner Jerry Colangelo. The bat I sent to Cooperstown.
SI: Who is more deserving of the Gonzo tag: You or Hunter S. Thompson?
Gonzalez: I'd say Gonzo the Muppet.
SI: You're of Cuban descent, and you shift smoothly from English to Spanish while giving interviews. Do you prefer a home run call in Spanish or English?
Gonzalez: Spanish. They get more excited.
SI: In 1999 you had a 30-game hitting streak. Do you think Joe DiMaggio's streak will be broken?
Gonzalez: No, because you face two or three pitchers in a given night, and there are a lot more scouting reports on players' weaknesses and strengths.
SI: You own full-size arcade games and love playing Xbox. What video game would Babe Ruth play?
Gonzalez: He'd be playing my bass-fishing game with a cold beer and a cigar.
SI: How much talk of the war is there in your clubhouse?