Monday, February 13, 2012

HARRY! YOUR HANDS ARE FREEZING

Hey what's going on everyone? I just got home from my weekend trip to Minnesota and realized I haven't been writing very much over the past few weeks. The cause is mostly because of the deep depression the New York Giants have once again caused me, but also partly because I leave for Spring Training this week and the last few weeks before I leave are always hectic. I traveled to Minnesota for the weekend to work with Shawn Wooten, a friend and former teammate of mine who owns a baseball facility outside of Minneapolis. Shawn is the best coach I have ever met and probably knows more about the baseball swing than anyone in the world. He really helped me with my swing a few years ago when I was struggling in Triple-A and is the main reason I was able to find my swing again. We spent the last few days fine tuning things for the start of the 2012 season, so if for some reason I start the year slow you can all blame him.

In all seriousness, if you live in the Minneapolis area I highly suggest you get in there. You'll thank me later. Here is a link for their website. Hit Dawg Academy

I still can't believe it is already the middle of February and time to leave for Spring Training. I have been home for almost six months since the end of the season and it felt like I was here for only a few weeks. I will be driving down to Florida with Laura this Thursday after she gets out of work. I know from all the emails and Twitter messages that everyone is pretty excited to get down to Florida and take in some Spring Training action. I believe our first game is March 5th and I hope to see many of you there.

Before I take off, I had something on my mind that I wanted to get cleared up. Is there anyone reading this that has never been on an airplane before? Being that I'm on the road for much of the year I see my fair share of weird shit, but for some reason something always happens at the airport that leaves me scratching my head and repeating the words WTF over and over again. Today on my flight home from Minnesota I had been waiting in line to pass through security for about ten minutes when a fifty year old woman standing behind me tapped me on the shoulder. "Do I need to show this man my license to pass through this thing?" she asked. I told her that she would indeed need to show her license and the guy standing in front of me added that she would also need to show her boarding pass. I didn't find the need to let her know she needed to have her boarding pass because who the hell doesn't know you need to show your boarding pass to get through security.

Anyways, the lady gave both of us a look of complete confusion and once again shocked me by responding with, "A boarding pass? How do I get a boarding pass?" I was tempted to respond with my way to frequently used comeback of "Hello, I'm earth, have we met? I don't think so!" As hard as it was, I refrained and instead explained that she needed to get in the big line with the giant sign that read Boarding Passes.

Literally two minutes later, another guy walked over to where I was standing and asked a guy a few people ahead of me if our security line was for Delta flights? The man replied that this security line was for all gates. With another blank stare the guy asked again, "so Delta planes are through this security area?" What the hell is wrong with people? Luckily I'm done with airports for another few months since I'll be driving to Spring Training. See you in sunny Florida in a few days!

6 comments:

  1. hahahaha!!! Thats hilarious!! Do people ever notice you at the airport? Or like at the store or anything?

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    1. Yeah if its a friend that sees me lol

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    2. ahhhh maybe they just are too shy to say anything...you will be soon enough, youll be a household name in about two or three years!! Do you think you will be playing for the o's on opening day or spring training decision? I really wanna see you there!

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  2. I go to Hit Dawg Academy!! And i totally agree that Shawn is the best hitting coach that you will ever meet. He's turned my swing around for the better so now i "actually have a chance" as he tells me.

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    1. Hahaha he tells me the same thing! Good luck!

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  3. Yeah if its a friend that sees me lol

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