SB: What I grade myself on is my client's happiness. And based upon Thursday, when Manny got there and you saw the exuberance....
DP: He's always like that, Scott.
SB: In Boston, I never saw this personality. Manny's reaching out to the press, he's gregarious. He certainly was this way with his teammates, but you never saw this visible to the public.
DP: Did you offer Alex Rodriguez advice about how to handle his interview with Peter Gammons after the news of his steroids test?
SB: I was not with Alex in Miami while this was going on, but I will tell you that I am pleased that Alex admitted that he made a mistake.
DP: As an agent for these guys, is it your job to know if they use performance-enhancing drugs?
SB: I would like to say no.
DP: Did you have any hint?
SB: Alex said it best when he said he and his cousin were the only ones who knew.
DP: If you're in your office and your secretary tells you Manny is on one line and Alex is on the other, which one do you take?