Q: How good were the Braves that season?
A: We were not even favored to win it. Cleveland was the pick, and they had all the hitting. But we knew we had the pitching and despite the fact that they had one of the best offenses in major league history, they didn't score a lot of runs in those six games.
Q: You had to fight for at-bats that season and some times were upset when you were sitting on the bench?
A: I wanted to play and it bothered me, but I always had the utmost respect for Bobby Cox. He was the best, and I was just in my second year.'
Q: Speaking of sophomores, very few clubs have had better second-year players than you, Chipper Jones and Javier Lopez that season.
A: And we all had strong playoffs. We were so young, but we learned a lot from the older guys and we were always playing in front of big crowds. In fact, on both Atlanta and Cleveland, there were a lot of young players that really became big stars.