News and Announcements
I just want to start off & say Merry Christmas to everyone. It's been one heck of a year & cannot believe all the things that my family & I have done!
During my last post I said I was getting calls from a bunch of teams & they were all American League. Well over the past month I have heard from 5 more teams and they were all National League. So as of right now I have been contacted by 11 teams & I have some great opportunities. The funny thing about baseball is I could sign tomorrow or I could wait another 45 days & sign at that time...you never know what's going to happen. At the moment I'm waiting for the reliever market to start up & it has been pretty slow so far. This usually starts when the top reliever signs & then the next guy & so on. This typically helps other teams plan better & creates opportunities for other relievers. At the start of the offseason there were a couple teams that I was hoping to get calls from & got those calls so we will see what develops.
As far as offseason goes I've been running like crazy. I picked up one of those Garmin watches that has GPS on it and it has been a fun tool to train with. My speeds have improved a ton over the last 45 days & I've never run so much in my life...I still wonder how the heck marathoners runs so fast for so long.
It's been nearly a year since I last posted on here...I'll try to pick up where I left off. Sometimes I just don't feel like writing. I guess I could say I got burnt out with everything & moving from place to place & transaction to transaction that it wasn't really fun. I really missed writing and realize that it's something I enjoy & need to do not only for the fans but for myself. So what's my status right now? Right now it's already the first week of November. I've been running long distance for the past couple weeks & weight training is going to intensify. I'll pick up a ball in early January, that's when baseball really starts for me. Right now it's all about getting my core, base & body strong and powerful. I will talk about the past season on here down the road but for right now it's about the future. So what is my future right now? Well it's up in the air. I've been talking with my agent a lot the past week about possible teams & who to sign with. This is the first time I've had the ability to pick a new team and it's kind of nice being able to look over numerous offers from teams and pick out my favorite. We'll see what happens but I should have a new team soon.
Thanks to all that have been soldiers on my message board, we have 200 unique users on each day so the boards have been strong for the past year. Right now there is a free Rollie Fingers signed baseball contest up so if you want to log in & guess you might have a chance of winning it.
Here's my music video of the day, enjoy
I'm getting ready to head over to Blaine right now for the last day of Twinsfest. It went by pretty quickly and I'll be back in FL feeling like I never left on Friday morning. I talked with a lot of cool people from the message board and got to hear how their weekend went and if the executed how they wanted to in getting autographs. I thought it was pretty awesome to hear how a lot of the message board contributers worked together and knocked out some tough names. As far as myself goes Twinsfest went by pretty quick. I really didn't have to do anything else except sign autographs wheras in the past I did a ton of interviews/radio, filmed commercials, sponsor meet & greets & things like that. I had a kid's question & answer session the first night and it was about 25 feet away from a Joe Mauer signing. I think about 5 kids showed up and we still had a good time. The thing I like about Twinsfest in the past is walking by the dealers and trying to get a deal. This year though it was a mess trying to just find space to walk. I'm planning on running around a little bit after my signing when Twinsfest closes at 4 today. I spotted a ball I need in my collection with PSA/DNA certification & will update everyone on here if I get it. There were some other great deals but I am a king at buying fake autographs & have a tough time being put on the spot so I just pass altogether. I wish it was easy to trust everyone in the industry but there are tons of Operation Bullpen items still being carted around throughout the hobby.