Hey everybody! I hope you all had a great weekend. Speaking of weekends, and days in general, I have a quick story about days of the week. Most people don't believe me when I tell them that I usually have no idea what day of the week it is. There has been more than one occasion where I asked someone if today was Tuesday, and they responded with, "Ummm its actually Friday," all while wearing a look on their face that seemed to signify I was a dumb ass. Anyways, yesterday we had a meeting with insurance to help some of us understand what insurance is, and others to understand what kind of coverage our insurance provides. After a few failed jokes attempted by our presenter, she questioned our lack of enthusiasm by saying, "come on guys it's Friday, why aren't you all excited?" The room quickly burst out in laughter, with a few players yelling from the back of the room, "what's Friday?" See, I'm not the only one that doesn't know the days of the week anymore. As baseball players we play seven days a week, so there is no such thing as weekend or weekday. We keep our summers straight with "game days" and the very not so often "off day".
One more quick story about sports. I like to take pride in the fact that I am a pretty good judge of athletic talent, whether we are talking about baseball, football, or arm wrestling. Over the past few years I've done pretty damn well in fantasy football. Some guys in my league would like to argue that fact because I haven't won the "big one" yet, but I still consider Dan Marino and Jim Kelly great friggin' quarterbacks despite their lack of hardware. Anyways, I've decided to take any knowledge of sports I once possessed and throw them down the shitter. Over the past few months I've witnessed my girlfriend destroy me in both my ability to pick football and college basketball winners. A few weeks ago I decided that Ohio State would be my pick to win the NCAA tournament, citing specific reasons like their balanced offense, their dominant big man, their stingy defense, and their weird looking mascot with the enormous head. Laura however had her own strategies. She chose Kentucky to win the title. Her reason was that while visiting the school together last Spring she thought it was a "really pretty place." Well, she's two wins away from the damn trophy and my team has gone home for the Spring. Son of a bitch.
On a closing note, I wanted to answer some email questions I've received over the past few weeks. I am really sorry that I have been slacking with my ability to answer questions within a timely manner since Spring Training started. The video below has five questions that I got to today, and I will be sure to answer everyone else's over the next week or so. I hope everyone enjoys and have a great start to the week.