Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Hey what's up everyone? I hope you all enjoyed your January. I can't believe it is already February and it's almost time for baseball. Our catchers and pitchers report to Florida in less than three weeks and our first positional players practice is twenty-four days away. I'll be starting the twenty hour drive down to Florida two weeks from tomorrow to get the 2012 season underway.

During the off-season I have the chance to work with a large amount of younger baseball players around my hometown. I frequently get asked by players and parents about my background as a hockey player in high school. I'm not really sure what it is about hockey, but people are curious to talk about it when they find out I played. I was flipping through some videos today and found one that actually reminded me a little of my high school hockey career. Growing up as a kid I always wanted to play in either the NHL or the MLB. I always thought I would go to the University of New Hampshire and play both college hockey and college baseball. In the end, I decided to put down the hockey skates and concentrate on making it in baseball. I guess this video shows why I chose the route I did.

Ok, I'm just playing. I wasn't really that bad. This is little more realistic of what my hockey career looked like.

I guess I made the right decision. Enjoy your day!


  1. Matt i cant wait to see you play with the o's!!!!!

  2. Hey matt I hope you have a good spring training!!! Hopefully its fun and i will be looking for some o's games on mlb network to see you play a little!