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With all the great products that are apparently out there that are undetectable, for me to take something like that... when people take things that now aren't even being tested for, does it make any sense?

I have never used steroids. Period.

It was a hard time. It was something I would love to erase from my memory.

You know, my family stood for something that they believed in, and I wasn't about to turn my back on them.

Baseball gets better for whatever reason.

But as far as I'm concerned, I can still play defense.

I don't know who took what. That is pretty private with an individual.

I don't see myself as someone that brings a lot of luggage.

I don't think anybody ever saw anybody taking anything.

I hope that people learn from my mistake and I hope that the fans forgive me.

I hope that people look at my whole career and appreciate that I've given everything that I've got.

I love baseball, and the door remains open.

I said what I said before Congress because I meant every word of it.

I still feel like I can play defense at first base at a very high level.

My life was on the line here and my career and everything I worked for, it was hanging by a thread.

The other deals with my life and my livelihood and my family and all that I stand for.

The tragedy of all of this is that it happened to me and it shouldn't have happened. It ruined my life and my career. That's the tragedy of this.

There's a lot of history in Boston and a lot of history, obviously, in New York with all the championships.

Three thousand, it's just a number. It's just a game.

To snap my fingers and let it go away. Even if it takes the 3,000th hit with it, just let it all go away.