Today we were scheduled to face the Mariners for the last game of our four game "series", but the weather uncharacteristically didn't want to cooperate. Today is definitely the most rain I have seen in a single day in Arizona, and it's still only 1:00 PM. We practiced this morning for about an hour in the batting cage and now have the rest of the day off to let our bodies relax and recover for the rest of the month. We are only afforded one off day for the entire spring, so it's nice to get another free one thrown in every now and then. I have been in Arizona since February 16th and have practiced or played in a game everyday since I arrived. My body will definitely appreciate the half day of work today. I ended up getting a massage on my legs in hopes that they will feel 100% tomorrow. Just a heads up about massages, don't get one on your IT band. I'm still convinced it was at one time used as a small form of torture. I'm just hoping that all the pain I had to go through today (aka crying like a little girl) will pay off tomorrow.
Tomorrow we have a home game against the Colorado Rockies. Hopefully the weather will be better than it was today and we will be able to get our game in. This Spring Training is a lot shorter than last year's camp so we can't really afford too many rain outs. Opening day for our big league team is less than 28 days away.