Saturday, October 3, 2009
The last few days have been rather uneventful here in Peoria, Arizona. I twisted my ankle a few days ago rounding 1st base and have been working on getting that back to 100%. Amazingly, it is the first time I have ever hurt my ankle and had to have it taped in my life. Some of the nagging injuries that occurred during the summer have been giving me a little bit of a problem the last few days. We are getting to that part of the year where every one's bodies are aching from the eight months of baseball we have played. Even though we don't play a contact sport, we do play just about every day for 3/4 of the year, and that takes a huge toll on your body come September and October. I was given off of practice yesterday by the training staff, spending most of the morning in the training room receiving treatment to prepare for next weeks games. Coaches will always tell you, "stay out of the training room", or "you can't make the club in the tub", but without the help of those guys I don't know if I would have been able to play the last few days. I only have a little less than two weeks remaining before I return home, so I hope my body holds up for a few more days.
Posted by Matt Antonelli at 10:21 PM