I've been so busy lately that I just realized I haven't been on here in more than a week. I think that's some kind of record for me. I was on the road in Rochester, New York for four days and now have spent four days back home in Syracuse. During my time away from the field I've been working hard to lock down an apartment to live in. I've been in a hotel everyday since the middle of February, so getting out of one and into something that kind of resembles a house is a high priority for me. I'm hoping next week will be my last time in a hotel for a while. I can only hear "Housekeeping!" about two more times before I totally lose it.
Out of everything that goes on during the Minor League baseball season, there is really only one thing that truly upsets me, and it's happening tomorrow. It's plane flights. Triple-A is known to have one of the worst travel schedules of any league or sport in the country. Luckily the International League is a whole let better than the Pacific Coast League when it comes to travel, but every now and then we will have a trip from hell. Tomorrow morning we have a 3:30 AM wake up call to head to the airport where we will fly a connecting flight to Louisville, Kentucky. I'm still trying to decide if I should even go to sleep tonight after our game. I will probably get out of the field tonight around 10:30 PM, and by the time I'm done eating dinner it will be past midnight. It would probably feel better just to stay up through the night, but we have a 4:00 PM game tomorrow in Kentucky, so if I go that route I may be falling asleep at 2nd base during the game. Plus it's pretty tough to hit a little round white thing being thrown at you when your eyes are half closed. Anyways, although I will feel horrible for most of the day tomorrow, nothing will feel quite as good as when the game is over and I put my head down on my pillow later that night.
Well, like usual, I got to head out to the field for our game today. I hope everyone has a great week and I will talk to everyone when I arrive in Louisville!