He also said, "I want more players to succeed in their retirement lives. That way, currently active players can feel more secure. This may bring more young people into baseball."〔【出典】Catch a Wave, 2007年10月26日号◆【出版社】株式会社浜島書店 〕
Although he is only 26 years old, he is the career victories leader among active players and also the career money list leader."MB000966", "2242009"