Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

Well, Happy Memorial Day everyone. Today, I awoke from a slumber due to driving exhaustion and went to the beach. Apparently, the beach is actually owned by someone because we had to pay 7 dollars for admission to the sun. At any rate, I got a decent tan so now we're watching the Cubs game in the A/C. I can't wait to throw this weekend and I'm gonna continue a workout regimen tomorrow. Have a great holiday.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Moved In

I grinded through the 7 hour drive after waking up at 5 am to get ready to leave. Traffic was fine until I reached the exclusive Garden State Parkway where they only allow the finest drivers in the Continental US to operate vehicles. Needless to say, 8 lanes of traffic was fun. I am now in my room typing this on my phone as I have no Internet on my computer. My roommate is awesome and we'll have our fun this summer. For now, I am watching the finest NJ cable and going to drift asleep shortly. Spare me if I have a nightmare about Jersey driving.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Last Day at Home Until August

Well, just sent the car to the shop to get serviced.  After being through 4 states in less than 24 hours in a round-trip, I'm in need of a relaxing day.  We drove to North Carolina to get my car for the summer, a cool 400 mile trip.  Now all that's left is packing my infinite number of clothes, xbox, laptop, TV and whatever else I feel fit to go in my room for my trip.  This summer will be different from all the others.  I've always just woken up at the crack of noon, got ready for my games at either 5 or 7, and came home around midnight to late-night xbox sessions with my brother.  Now, I'll be 450 miles away from home, essentially doing the same thing (just in a different state).  I am, however, in search of a job.  Hopefully I can get that pitied starving-college-student golf course job a few days a week.  For now, I'll live off the gracious donations of my wonderful parents.  I'm not sure what's in store for me in the upcoming weeks, but I'll surely keep this updated so anyone can get a sense of what "growing up" (yeah, right) is like as a baseball player across state lines.  I'm going into this with as much information as whoever is reading this, unless Cliff Lee or Tim Lincecum is reading this.  If that's the case, give my number to whoever you see in the clubhouse, even the cleaning ladies.  I imagine they have some pull in the organization.

Summer 2011

Come Sunday the 29th, I will be moving to New Jersey for 8 weeks to play the game I love, baseball, for a collegiate summer league.  I am going there knowing absolutely no one and leaving my family during one of the only times I see them all year.  Hopefully, this will work out for me in the long run, with meeting new contacts, friends, and getting scouted.  Being a Left Handed Pitcher, I have pretty big goals when it comes to playing this game, and this Sunday is the first step in the process of getting to where I want to be.

Being a College Athlete

I have just recently finished up my Freshman year of college as a student-athlete.  If you don't know, I am a 6'4" Left Handed Pitcher attending college and playing baseball in Pennsylvania.  Overall, it was a good start to my college career, my numbers were decent, and more importantly my grades.  Towards the end of the year it got difficult juggling playoffs and finals, but both ended up pretty solid.  We came in 2nd in our conference and I got through finals without a hitch.  It's hard work, but I'm loving where I am at, and hope to continue to improve both on the field, as well as off.