†† So I was talking to Mike Hinckley the other day and he comes up to me and says “can you grow a beard Bally,” I said yes I can and yes I have before, he then goes on to tell me that he had the “Sickest” beard of all time this offseason. †I have been known to grow a pretty sweet beard myself, so you guys be the judge.
Well as all you guys know by now Spring Training has started and it has been
a little while since I have written a blog. Yes, I have been pretty
busy and I am tired when I get home but that's no excuse (haha). Anyway, Spring
Training has gone great so far. I have had a blast seeing all the guys and
meeting all the new guys this year, we really have a great bunch of guys this
year and I'm super excited to get these games rolling so we can get this season
under way. The first couple days of camp we did the normal stuff: you know
physicals and all the running tests and all that stuff, to see if we
were all ready coming into spring. After the Spring Training speech from Manny
we finally got to the playing part of the game, which all of us do best. Some of
the guys that I have been talking to and hanging out with on and off the field
are Luke Montz, Jordan Zimmermann, John Lannan, Ryan Zimmerman, Nick Johnson,
Mike O'Conner, Joel Hanrahan, Tyler Clippard, Ian Desmond, Clint Everts, Brian
Peacock, Devin Ivany, Fast Eddie, and Bailey (Lannan's dog). I mean there's more
but hey, I can't list everyone on the roster. This Spring really has a different
feel to it. There is a lot more energy and just different attitudes going around,
everyone here belives that we are a good team and that last year is over and
that we are going to win this year. It's an awesome feeling to be a part of this camp.
Some of the other things going on around here is just a lot of media stuff. Next week we start games so that's another thing
to look forward too. Besides that, everything else right now is going real smooth,
my arm feels great and it's really great to see that this whole team is healthy
and ready to start this 2009 year off with a bang. Also it's great to see all
the fans out here. I mean there has been a lot of people coming everyday, even
in this freezing cold weather ( 45 degrees haha).
Also if you haven't filled out your Oscar poll: you have 'til tomorrow to do
it. I will be keeping up with this every 2 to 3 days, no more going 2 weeks without
blogging. Also, check out this thing I did with Ron Jon Surf Shop the other day, it was pretty fun to do.
†† Im sorry for leaving everyone hanging out there but tomorrow I will be posting a new blog. †I know its been a long time and I will try and keep up on a day to day basis. †But Spring Training is going great and I will have more to report tomorrow, sorry again everyone.
††Well, I got a call this morning from our clubhouse manager, and he says “Hey Bally, Daniel Cabrera’s agent wants to know if he could have number 40. †So I was thinking dang I would really like to keep number 40, that was my first number given to me, and kinda wanted to keep 1 number my whole career, but also thought to myself Cabrera is a veteran and I’m a rookie and this number probably means more for him to have it than for me to keep it so I said ok. †So this year I will be number 49 and lets hope that it brings lots of good outings.
†† Ok well the first contest got some good feedback, so I thought of another game we could play. †I think it would be fun for everyone to pick the top 5 oscars and who is going to win them, the top 5 are:†best picture, best actor, best actress, best supporting actor and best supporting actress. Get to work, you all have till Feb-22nd, Good luck. Lets try and get 40 players this time.