On covering up a
In Baltimore last
year I forgot how many outs there were and ran off the field. I got to the
line, and I was like, Oh, my gosh, nobody's running off. I immediately went to
the fake knee injury. The trainer came running out and was like, "Are you
O.K.?" And I said, "Yeah, I just forgot how many outs there were."
That was right after I came back from my knee [surgery]. So I had a built-in
On his spring
We've got a house
in Celebration, Fla. It's the Disney town. You know The Truman Show? That's
what it's like. The houses are kind of the same. They tried to create a little
utopia. My wife, Cara, and young kids, Hannah and Carly, are there most of the
day. There are parks and pools and it's safe, so that's kind of why we picked
it. It's strange. I couldn't live there year round. When people come over,
they're like, Golly, this is kind of weird.
On whether Roger
Clemens will return to the Astros this year
I think there's a
better than 50-percent chance he will. He loves to compete, and he strikes me
as the kind of guy who finds it hard to give up the limelight. He likes being
the Man, and he is the Man. If we're 15--30 [like last year], I don't think
he'll come back. He's not going to come back unless he feels he can still do it
and we have a chance to get back to the Series.
ALL-STAR, BERKMAN, 30, WAS HITTING .360 WITH FOUR HOMERS FOR HOUSTON (5-2)