Monday, June 7, 2010


I finally got off the plane last night around 9PM after flying across the country back to Phoenix, Arizona. I got lucky and almost didn't make it out of Boston because of a tornado watch and severe thunderstorm warning, but we managed to squeeze out after only a little more than an hour delay. When I jumped off the plane and walked outside, the temperature read 104 and it had been dark for more than two hours. I am definitely scared to find out what it will feel like today at practice, when at 3PM it is suppose to be 110 degrees out. Hopefully I survive.

When I got home a few days ago I opened the mail and found this picture inside.

Apparently I was speeding at some point three weeks ago and received a ticket from the camera radar equipment they have in the Phoenix area. I am not sure, but it feels like Phoenix is the only city that I really have seen these things. I am sure they are in some other cities, but none are coming to mind right now. Either way, I think they are cheating. If you want to give someone a speeding ticket I think an actual police officer should have to give it to you. When I get these things in the mail I just rip them up and throw them away anyways. Hopefully I don't get arrested because of it. So far, so good.

I got to give a quick shout out to the Boston Celtics for the way they played last night. I was pretty pissed when I found out I would be flying during the game. I haven't missed a playoff game this post season, so it was pretty shitty I saved the one day for a big finals game. I woke up early this morning and found a replay of the game on the computer and was definitely impressed with the energy and heart the C's played with. Rondo again was unbelievable, and Ray Allen shot the lights out as usual. I don't really get why everyone was making such a big deal about the Celtics losing game one. All the critics came out of the woodwork with the same old excuses, "They are too old, too slow, blah, blah, blah. People put so much on just one game. You can't play perfect every single game. Like Forest Gump said, "Shit happens...Sometimes." I don't get why some people haven't figured this one out yet. Anyways, I can't wait for game three tomorrow. My practice ends right around game time, so I am going to have to find a way to get back to my apartment as fast as possible so I don't miss any action. Go C's!

Today I believe will be my first day taking part in a team practice in almost two months. I am not 100% sure what is going to happen today, but I am pretty sure they said I would be allowed to hit baseballs and field some ground balls. I guess I will find out in a few hours when I head over to the facility. My hand is definitely feeling a lot better over the last few days. I am interested to see how it holds up once I start putting some real stress on it. We will see how it goes. I hope everyone has a good day, even though it is a Monday and everyone is pissed to be back at work.


  1. Say cheese! I got a buddy in Phoenix and he gets these tickets every so often...He said he just throws them out because the police actually have to serve the notice in person in order for it to be legit (which they never do). Don't take my advice though, I can't say for sure if that's the case. Is that an XK you're rocking? Nice.

  2. It was nice to see those celebrities in the stands choke on it. I hate LA and their hollywood shenanigans. I really hope that we do in kobe and Eurotrash Pau Gasol, who by the way looks like the rear end of Llama on the basketball court. Man that dude is ugly. Phil Jackson and his Zen jabronism got served by Doc Rivers and the ghost of Red Auerbach. So how do you like them apples.
    Hey Matt, I don't know ya...but I really like your blog...its even better than Pat Neshek's one and its cool seeing New England guys like you and Lance Zawadzki do well in baseball. The Padres seem like a classy organization. Good luck in AZ...I'm really pulling for you...Your blogs rock, man.
    and tell those lazy ass Phoenix cops to stick it

  3. I got a friend out there that has family that works for that company, and he says they are getting rid of them pretty soon. The city didnt renew the contract or something. Had my ass driving slow when I was out there for spring training though