On adjusting to
The hardest part
was when I got here, I couldn't speak any English. Doing anything was hard. I
had an interpreter for a year. Then, in the minor leagues we had caretakers I
would go to--if I got a letter, I asked them to explain it to me. Now I learn
English through my teammates and watching movies.
On hanging out in
I don't go out
much in New York. I just go from home to Yankee Stadium and from the stadium
home. On the road it's hard to visit areas with a lot of Chinese-Americans
because if I go out, I get recognized.
On his reputation
for being quiet
introverted. I like to just sit there listening to everybody else making a
racket, laughing and goofing off. I can understand their jokes more now. Once
in a while I'll make one back.
On the rookie
They don't have
this in Taiwan. Last year we were leaving for an away game, and my suits were
missing. There were cheerleading uniforms, you know, for girls. It was
embarrassing to go out in a dress.
On the future of
If I play well
here, more teams will go to Taiwan for players. I want to be a role model. When
I return to Taiwan, sometimes I coach kids. Even better players will emerge
from the next generation.