What would bother you more: If I picked up your bat, or if I picked up your glove?
EL: My glove, by a landslide. Bats are interchangeable for me.
O.K.—if I were talking to your girlfriend, or if I was picking up your glove?
EL: Picking up my glove, by far.
You don't think I have a chance with your girlfriend is what you're saying.
EL: I don't have a girlfriend, so let's put that out there.
Well done. Your New Era commercial debuted during Sunday's Red Sox--Yankees game. Would you have watched the game if your commercial wasn't airing?
EL: I didn't watch it anyway. I had already seen the commercial.
Why wouldn't you watch?
EL: Because I'm not interested. We play them enough. [Laughs.] I don't watch baseball when I'm not playing. I think that's true for a lot of major league players.