"Everybody likes being up in that spot," said Ibanez, the second-oldest player in the majors, behind Cleveland's Jason Giambi, 43. "That's what you play for, that's what you compete for - to try to be up in that spot - since you were a kid in the backyard playing."
"These guys make me feel young," he said about his teammates with the Angels, his fifth club in a 19-year career. "And I have five kids at home. They're 12 and under, and I'm the biggest kid in the house, really. I feel right at home around these guys who are 22, 24, 25 years old. They definitely keep you young."