I always tried to be Mark McGwire and hit homers like he did. I was kind of following his race, too, when he was trying to break the record.
Sammy Sosa? Everybody knew who Sammy was, paid attention to Sammy. I had already signed in pro ball when he had the great homer year with Mark McGwire in '98. But I followed it, and I was proud of him because he was my countryman. There are a lot of great ballplayers from the Dominican, and he's one of the best. Alfonso Soriano