On The Yankees Not Making The Playoffs:

"I don't want to overreact, so I've only planned for a 15-hour celebration party with fireworks, buffets and a small parade."


"The '93 Yankees, the '68 Yankees…This 2008 team carries the same aura and mystique as the best non-playoff-qualifying Yankee teams of all time."

"The doctors said after the accident it was a physical impossibility, but look, I'm smiling! I'm actually smiling! It's a miracle!"