Hello everyone! I hope this letter finds everyone safe and well. So, as many of you don’t know, I am a big fan of Seinfeld. For any of you that have not seen some episodes, it’s a show about nothing. So in the spirit of Seinfeld, this blog will be about nothing but encompass everything.
First I would like to say thank you to the many readers, and for all your kind words. I recently visited the Soxtalk website thanks to a comment below my last post. I want everyone on that forum to know that I, as well as many of the other minor leaguers, really appreciate your support. It is my sincere hope that I can give you guys some good things to talk about someday on the Pale Hose forum. By the way, every time I hear the phrase “pale hose”, I always think about the movie Major League II. Bob Ueker (no idea how to spell that) states that the Tribe will play the “Pale Hosers from the windy city”, makes me laugh. Anyways, thanks again for your support. As I am sure you know, none of the White Sox players ever want to let the fans down. But, as I’m sure you know, this is Baseball. It is quite possibly the most difficult and frustrating game anyone can play. When in life do you fail seven out of ten times and still be considered good? Never. That is the measure of a difficult game. But to quote Tom Hanks in A League of Their Own, “Baseball is something that gets inside you, it’s what lights you up. If it wasn’t hard, everybody would do it. The hard is what makes it great.”
I also received a question about Jordan Danks. Danksy has become a very good friend of mine since we both began Minor League Baseball. This guy is a very humble and nice guy and I am proud to call him my teammate and friend. Talk about an athlete. This guy is 6’6 and runs like a deer. It takes him about three strides to get to first base. I think Chicago will really enjoy watching him play one day, as I am sure he will make it to the big leagues sooner than later. Don’t try to get in a movie quote war with the guy either, he dominates.
My roommate out here is Brett Wallace. Wally World, as I call him, is one heck of a baseball player. I nicknamed him Wally World because of the obvious reason, Clark W. Griswald. In the first of his famous Vacation movies, he takes a cross country trip to Wally World, a theme park on the west coast I believe. But it was closed and he then proceeds to hold a security officer at gunpoint to experience all the rides. ANYWAYS, Wally has been playing excellent baseball and should be playing in the big leagues very soon.
So recently I have been swinging the bat pretty well. To take a quote from Will Ferrell in Old School, “What happened…I blacked out.” I am very happy to be finishing the AFL season on a high note. It’s always nice to finish a season on top so you have a little momentum going into spring training.
Once again I hope everyone is well. “And in case I don’t see ya, good afternoon, good evening and good night.”