Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Hey guys, how are we doing today? I wanted to take a few minutes to let everyone know how I've been feeling since I've received a lot of emails over the past week or so asking. Thanks to everyone out there that has been keeping track of how things are going with me and also wishing me luck, I really do appreciate it.

So, the last two days I have practiced with the team and really had no limitations at all. I was allowed to hit off the tee and hit soft toss and I did both activities without any pain in my hand. Its the first time since the first two weeks of Spring Training that I've been able to hit without any pain, so that is really awesome. Its amazing to not have to worry about pain, and just worry about the actual mechanics of hitting a ball. I keep receiving emails and twitter messages asking me how long until I am back playing in games, and I really don't have an exact answer for you guys. I would love to play in a game tomorrow, but our staff isn't going to let me go from sitting around for the last three and a half months to jumping straight into a real game. If I had to guess I would say that maybe next week I will be allowed to play in some games, as long as I show them I can hit in batting practice without any pain or problems. I am really confident I will be able to do that tomorrow. I will be sure to let everyone know how that goes.

I've also gotten a lot of emails about when I am going to do another Grind My Gears video. On Friday I plan on doing a new video with some of my own material, but also a lot of stuff that you guys have sent in telling me what grinds your gears. I am actually also thinking about doing a video about things that make me happy, since I'm always talking about things that piss me off. Yes, some things do make me happy.

Sometime next week I am going to be asking another trivia question and giving the winner a pair of cleats. I know from emails that people seem to really like game used items, so you'll also be getting the dirt and sweat that comes with it. Let me know if you think this is a good idea for a prize. I'll make sure to leave the cleats outside for a few days and let the sun dry them out for you.

The last thing I wanted to comment on really quickly was all the emails I've been receiving lately about how I keep such a level head and stay so modest with all the fame my blog has created for me. Yes, it is true. It can be tough to stay level headed when your blog is read in over 40 countries, you've been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, you're approached daily by MTV, Bravo, and A&E for your own realty TV show, and they want your body to appear on Axe body spray commercials. My answer to them is usually always the same. I'm able to do it because in the end, I'm just a regular everyday normal guy. To understand where I'm coming from view the video below.

*Warning, explicit language used!!!*


  1. Jon LaJoie is hilarious... I can't for "The League" to start up again on FX.

  2. I'll be happy to hear happy things as much as the things that grind your gears. It's always good to count your blessings! Also, if you're really gonna love the game of baseball, you have to love the disgusting aspect of it with the dirt and sweat and pine tar and spit too (or at least tolerate it)... so I think cleats are a great idea for a prize. :)