I wasn't allowed to do any on field activities yesterday, just to make sure my hand was 100% ready for action. Our first official practice isn't until tomorrow, but today the infielders went through an informal workout where we stretched out, threw, and fielded ground balls for about thirty minutes. We also performed some of our conditioning tests, including the 300 yards shuttle and the sit-up test. Because I wasn't allowed to do anything I will perform those tests tomorrow. I'll also be able to participate in team practice at that time. It felt really weird to not be allowed to do any baseball activities today, and I kind of felt like a waste of space out there, but sometimes you have to err on the side of caution.
Although I wasn't able to practice with the team, I can already tell I am really going to enjoy getting back on the practice field. All I heard about our organization before I signed with them was that they had a bunch of great people throughout the organization. After meeting most of the managers, coaches, and instructors today I can see why people were saying that. There was a great atmosphere out at practice, and it was only considered an "informal workout." I'm looking forward to tomorrow's first practice.