Wednesday, January 19, 2011

And, We're Back.

Now, I know it has been two months now since I last posted, so I figure I should explain.  When I came up with idea of doing this blog, I envisioned talking about our day-to-day activities and discussing things you would normally not get to see or hear unless you're a part of the ballclub.  What I came to realize very quickly though, is that there is alot more that I can't really say than what I can.  Everytime I would start to write, I'd realize that saying what I wanted would really violate the trust I have with the players and probably do more harm than good.

What I should have done is simple:  This blog should have been anonymous!  If I really wanted to be able to get into the nuts and bolts of a ballclub, to really be able to say what I wanted to say about the relationships, the dealings, and the interactions of the players, it would have to anonymous and the names would have to be changed to protect the innocent.  In the future, I still plan to do this at some point (unannounced, of course), but for now, I've jumped in the water, so I'll just have to swim.  This blog will continue, but I think I'm gonna have to stick with game reports and the like in future posts.

That said, here's where we're at now:

The holidays are over, grades are in the books, we're finished with days filled only with Crossfit, conditioning, and speed work, and opening day is around the corner.  Thank God.  The players seem like they're ready to get going, and I know for certain that I can't wait to start playing some games that matter.  We've added a few new pieces to the puzzle in first baseman Robert Shipman, third baseman Trey Williamon, and right hander Sammy Altman.  We had to say good bye to a player as well, but in this sport, that is just par for the course.

If we can stay dry, we should be able to get plenty of work in over the next few days, and hopefully, we'll hit the start of the season full steam ahead.

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