Now that I've cleared that up, lets get on to what has been happening at practice over the last week or so. About forty five players have been invited out to Minor League Spring Training about two weeks early to get a head start on things and get prepared for this season. I am really glad I was invited out here early, because it has been about a year since I've been on a field playing baseball. After the first five days of practice I can definitely tell that I am still a little rusty after not playing in so long, but it's not as big of a deal as I thought it might be. I keep forgetting that it has been almost 365 days since I've really practiced at full speed. Overall I think things have gone decently well so far. I still have some things to work on as far as my swing goes and my fielding will really start to come around as the days go on. Right now I am trying to get things feeling the same as they did last Spring Training when I was very successful until going down with the injury. The good news is I still have more than a month of training before the regular season starts, and that should be plenty of time to get things right.
Right now we are practicing for about four to five hours a day, and we just started hitting live pitching yesterday. It feels good to be back in the batter's box against an actual pitcher and not just a coach. I'm sure once we start our actual games in another few weeks it is going to really feel weird for me, but I'm looking forward to it. Things should start getting busy around here in the next few days when all the other Minor League players arrive to camp. I'll be sure to give updates with how everything is going, and I appreciate everyone checking in on me and asking how things are at camp. Well, I just got down with practice and it's time to eat some dinner. I'll talk with everyone later!