Hello everyone! Once Again I am writing you from the Phoenix Arizona area, and what a week it has been. The temperature has cooled off as the summer starts to merge into fall. My team, the Peoria Saguaros, lost our first game two nights ago to the Surprise Rafters. It is pretty unbelievable that we have only suffered one loss in eight games with the competition as difficult as it is. I attribute the fast start and the excellent record to great team chemistry. This team has gelled faster than any team I have ever been on. We are all very close, thus making us care about how well our teammates do. So far I have not been playing everyday, which I am not accustomed to doing, but it is an excellent way to watch how older players handle themselves.
I know I am a young player in the big scheme of things and while it is hard to sit more than I play, I know it will help me in the long run. I have to learn from watching others, which will in turn help me realize what I must do to be successful. Baseball is an incredibly difficult game. When in life are you considered to be great if you succeed three out of ten times? Baseball was meant for the strong willed and most understanding of people. You must learn to harness your mind before you can truly be successful. I often remember a quote from a movie “A League of Their Own”. Tom Hanks, who is a phenomenal actor states, “Baseball is something that gets inside you, it’s what lights you up. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it, the hard is what makes it great.” This quote reminds me that baseball is a special game, and not everyone can play it, so be proud of the place your at and enjoy it as much as possible.
I really appreciate all the comments that were left for me by family, friends, and new acquaintances. As I’m sure you all know, my goal is to show you a little glimpse of my life in the fall league. And no, I was not an English major, but I know for sure that I will engage you with my words and feelings. I do not wish to write you a novel, because that might get boring and repetitive. My major was actually Real Estate, I appreciate you asking. The Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia is ranked in the top three business schools year in and year out in the entire country. The Real Estate department is considered to be the second best in the country as well. My father majored in English and got his masters degree in Business from the University of South Carolina. He has taught me to be articulate and thorough in all my letters and essays. And it is because of him I am the person I am today. I wish all of you well and look forward to writing again a week from today.