By Ryan Dunleavy | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
NEW YORK – Tiki Barber admits he never started his rookie season when he left for Rodney Hampton – a teammate at the time – and told him he was breaking the records of his giants ,
And that's exactly what Saquin Barkley said to Barber when they first met. So how did Barber react?
"That's the first thing he said to me," said Barber NJ Advance Media on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium, where he played in the CC Sabathia Celebrity softball game for charity. "Of course, like that." I said to him, "If you break all of my records, the Giants are in good shape." It's not a disrespectful thing, he believes in himself. That's amazing. "
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Success in the pressure cooker of New York / New Jersey needs two things: talent in the field and self-knowledge. Barber made the transition from Pro Bowl to the media in his prime – he started on "Today" and is now co-host of Tiki and Tierney on CBS Sports Radio – for his charisma.
Barkley is a constant presence in the big-city scene – whether you're in first place at Yankee Stadium or at charity events like Sabathia's softball game, softball game by teammate Landon Collins and Giants Alum David Tyree's bowling event – during his first two Months at the Giants  "I think the team at Roc Nation (Agency) has done a good job of bringing it to people who have been successful here," said Barber. "Not just Giants. Someone, because it's so difficult to control all the darts and distractions, even the successes that happen here in New York."