—Raúl talking about 'Raúl'
"You look at yourself in the mirror and you’re like "I’m Raúl. That’s my name. Raúl." It’s a weird name, you know, you think that’s your name and it’s a weird name to say over and over again… And it always used to strike me that I want to be more American, you know, like Eddie. I’m Raúl. Weird. And Raúl Esparza was often told that I just wasn’t Cuban enough, so I should change my name…”