Monday, July 11, 2011

SALT LAKE CITY

Hey everybody, how are we all doing today? I received a nice surprise yesterday when I was told I'd be jumping on a plane today to Salt Lake City, Utah to participate in the Triple-A All-Star Game. I guess it's like they say, better late than never. I woke up this morning at 4 AM to head to the airport for what was suppose to be a total of seven hours of flight time. Unfortunately, both of my flights were delayed because of plane issues and the trip took just under nine. This got me thinking.

Why when your plane is delayed because of a mechanical problem do they always let you know specifically what the problem is? "Ladies and gentleman, we are having some problems with our aircraft today. It seems the right engine doesn't want to cooperate this morning and the left wing is partly detached from the body. We are going to have maintenance come out here with some superglue and see if we can get this thing put back together. Sorry for the delay." Now I have to fly across the country wondering the whole time what type of glue they used and if its strong enough to keep me in the air for six hours. Just tell us that the plane is delayed and for how long and that's it. I don't want to know specifics.

Anyways, the engine stayed on the entire time and it must have been some bad ass glue because I did arrive safely. I'll be heading over to the team hotel with one of my teammates Tom Milone to find out exactly what the deal is for the next few days. I believe we have the home run derby tonight, but for some reason me and my three home runs weren't invited. Too bad it wasn't a "seeing-eye single" derby. I'd dominate that shit.

I hope everyone enjoys the beginning of the new week and I will talk with you all after I get some much needed shut eye.

18 comments:

  1. Congrats Matt...Keep plugging !!!

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  2. That is so awesome! Congratulations my friend! :).

    You know I'll be watching and cheering for you on Wednesday! :).

    Ahahaha! "I'd dominate that shit."

    Go get 'em Wednesday, Matt!

    -Melissa (@MKSoftball18 on Twitter.)

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  3. Thanks man

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  4. Hey thanks!

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  5. Congratulations Matt. Maybe by some chance, I'll see you in Atlanta on the 16th. Lucky for me, B'52's concert after the game... ugh. 

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  6. Hey thanks!

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  7. No jokes for once. Just a big well deserved Congrats! & I am happy to hear that bad ass glue worked. I would have been paranoid & scared as hell. I'm all for cliff diving, bungee jumping & things like that but I do not like planes. You should just feel blessed that someone didn't sneeze too hard, shake the plane, & cause the wing & engine to fall off. I'm pretty damn sure that is possible. Anyways, enjoy the all star game & enjoy your next flight!!
    Btw: You should talk to someone. See if you can make a seeing-eye single derby possible. I'm sure a lot of people would be able to participate. Would make for exciting TV!

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  8. Thanks! Yes I am happy as well lol

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  9. Congrats Matt! That is fantastic. Jake is at SJP all week at their baseball camp and your All Star selection was a hot topic of conversation. Good luck!

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  10. great news Matt! Congrats :-) plane better than bus lol

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  11. Awesome job Matt, I hope to see you in the MLB All Star Game next year

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  12. Hey thanks!

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  13. Good job Matt!!! I am watching the all star game and checked on here to see if you would say anything if you made the team and now I am hoping to see you! I dont like planes, and that is weird they would say that. I would prefer a bus. Have fun at the game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  14. I haven't had a chance to check your blog in a few weeks so I just found out about the All-Star game.  Congratulations Matt!!  It's cool to see you getting back on track from all the stuff that's happened this past year.  Did you get to talk to any of your old buddies in the PCL?  Also, did you see Kevin Millar and make fun of his highlights?

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  15. Hey thanks!

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  16. Haha thanks...ya I saw a few guys I knew and saw millar hit some BP with us

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