Jeff Conine, former Marlins outfielder: “One of the most impactful things said to me was when I got called up [to t

he major leagues]. I’m playing first base. Dave Winfield comes to first base. I think he was with the Yankees

at the time. I’m thinking, ‘Holy crap, it’s Dave Winfield and he’s talking to me.’ He knew I just got called up and congratulated me. He said, ‘It’s hard to get here, but it’s tougher to stay. You never, ever stop making adjustments. Those guys trying to get you are always making adjustments to get you out, and you’ve got to keep making adjustments.’ I thought that was a great lesson. And it was true. I was tinkering with stuff until the day I retired.”