I try to keep my actual part of the game out of the blogs, but when am I going to get a clean sweep of innings. I have had struggles throughout my career, but none that have lasted this long. I have seemed to try everything. Worked out more, prepared more/prepared less, worn pants up, worn pants down, tried stirrups again, watched video, chewed different pieces of gum, moved to the other side of the mound, and the list can go on and on. I know I just have to keep at it and finish strong, but it is frustrating. Having your ERA rise to almost match your credit score is no fun. For instance you make a good pitch and it gets “blooped” into right field for a guy to score. Totally not cool. I figured I haven’t ranted and raved about my dilemmas on here, so maybe that will change up my luck.
Now back to pop culture and the rest of the world. Im surprised the Brett Favre saga isn’t that media worthy this year. I made the joke earlier this week on twitter that he probably will need a 2 hour special “the decision” to announce whether he is retiring or not. We just had a 4 game series in Gwinnett against the Braves and currently have a day off in Charlotte before a 4 game series with the Knights. Days off on the road are terrible. There is usually nothing around the hotel to do so we usually just stare at the gloomy wall paper in the rooms.
The Toledo Mudhens are a complete different team now. Everyday I see a new face walk through the door and I have to give them the rundown of the do’s and don’ts of AAA. It’s nice to meet new teammates, but I just have to keep up and remember all the names. Congrats to Jeff Frazier for getting the call to the big leagues. The guy worked his tail off and I was very happy to see him get a chance for the first time. Also Wilkin Ramirez and Jeff Larish were both claimed off waivers by the Braves and Athletics.