You have to understand where you are on the continuum. I feel I have to be the criminal mastermind on the mound if I want to win.
I’ve been into photography for years and I do it as often as possible. I’m just trying to develop myself.
Looking good is important. We’re our own premium brand as professional athletes, so you want to be thoughtful about presentation and represent yourself and your city and sport as best you can.
I take my camera pretty much everywhere and try to get the most diverse photos possible, since I get to travel to all the greatest cities in the country and see iconic architecture and things like that. I also like racing photos – like motorcycles, cars, stuff like that.
My aspiration isn’t to be some fashion photographer or anything. I think that’s a space that’s occupied by people that have a full-time commitment to the industry. You have to really be 100% invested to be successful in that industry.
Free haircuts are definitely a nice perk.
I grew up in Southern California so I was always at the beach and outdoors. I remember my dad laying around the pool baking; he was practically George Hamilton.
I can’t be one of those hipster guys with a beard when I have a hair campaign. I strive to look a little bit more… all-American.
I’m a pitcher, so the glove is my only accessory. The hitters get to have all the fun. They have batting helmets, the actual bats, gloves, elbow guards – all this cool stuff to wear. And all I get is a glove.