The last month or so has been one of the craziest of my career, and that's saying something considering I've had more crazy shit happen to me than happens during an episode of Real Housewives. And that's a lot of crazy shit!
*Crazy shit about to happen*
Let's start back about a month ago. I was taken off the disabled list for the first time in almost two months. After coming off the DL, I made four starts at first base over a stretch of about two weeks. Considering I had never played first base in my life, and our roster was really full of players at my positions, I was beginning to get the feeling that things may not work out in Scranton. On July 28th, I believe it was, I was called into the manager's office and told I had been released for the first time in my career. I know a lot of people have felt bad for me and asked if I was alright. Honestly, I had a pretty good idea that a move was coming, considering my playing time was extremely sporadic and there just wasn't any room for me there.
Since being released, I was set to sign with a new team to finish the year, but randomly came down with the oddest sickness of my life. I had a terrible case of ringing in my ears, so bad that I couldn't sleep more than two hours a night. If you can't imagine what it would be like to hear such a sound, this will give you a good idea.
Other than constantly hearing Lloyd Christmas scream into my inner ear, I was constantly dizzy, had no desire to eat anything, and really didn't feel like I could even get off the couch. I lost about ten pounds over the three weeks and am just now starting to eat again and get back to working out. My ears are still a little messed up, but overall I feel about 100 times better than I did a few weeks ago. It will only be a matter of time before I get all my strength back and start feeling like myself again, and hopefully more like this kid.
Anyways, you put all this together and that's why I haven't been online in quite some time. I've been asked a lot what my next move is going to be and if any teams are going to pick me up. I actually have no idea what the future holds for me. Right now I am preparing for next season the way I usually do. This has been such a crazy year that I am going to try to learn from it and then try to move on and bury it about 3000 miles below ground never to be seen or heard from again. I would love to stay and chat but I have a fantasy draft to prepare for and Madden 2013 came out today, which is always a great day. I hope you all enjoy your day and have a great Labor Day weekend!