Well obviously by now just about all of you know what has happened to me in the last week of my life. It has been truly amazing and all I can do is point up to the sky and thank the Man for granting me the opportunity after 11 minor league seasons. I also have to thank my family, especially my Wife, Mom, and Dad for the support they have all given me from day one. So many people who I have never met in my life have expressed their well wishes and support. Many people have called my journey inspirational and amazing. Thanks but I also would like to remind you that there are thousands of people out there who work hard and persevere every day. I am no different than anyone else out there, the only difference is that my story gets played out for the world to see. I have a ton of stuff to write about but I felt it more important to say a sincere Thank You to everyone.
First of all I would like to thank all who responded to the last post that I made a couple of weeks ago. I was rather blown away at the response for the simple reason that I didn’t figure that people would actually care what I had to say. Since some of you do, I appreciate the interest and today I have some thing else for you.
On my flight to Spring Training this year I couldnt help but chuckle a few times thinking about some of the stuff that I used to say when I was a really young player just starting out in professional baseball. The first time that I have to repeat a level I am going to shut it down. My personal favorite was If I am not in the Big Leagues by the time I am 30 then I will retire for sure! Now fortunately I had enough sense not to really say these things to other people but they definitely rattled around in my head. Well I went to Double A twice and I have been in Triple A since August of 2003 and I am still playing so that statement is out of the window. Obviously the title of my Blog suggest that my other statement is null and void as well. I continue to play because I love this game and I really do think that I can contribute to a Major League team. Honestly it is really that simple. So yeah, here we go again on another six month journey, who knows where it will take me. One thing I do know is that I am going to ride this thing until the wheels fall off!!