I am calling this blog entry “Week 5 and Still Alive” for the following reasons:
(1) The Peoria Saguaros currently lead the AFL American Division (Mesa is one game back), so our championship game hopes are still alive and well;
(2) This is the longest season I have ever had – never played baseball in the month of November – but I still feel good and have not yet hit the wall.;
Hope everyone is doing well. I usually post a new blog entry on Mondays during the Fall League, but this week, I waited until today because I did not want to take any attention away from the U.S. Presidential Election 🙂 Tuesday was a historic day in America. Regardless of my personal political beliefs, the election produced a record turnout at the polls and the nation’s voice was heard. I hope that everyone – Republicans, Democrats, whoever – just does their best to work together and do whatever it takes to make the kind of positive changes that both Obama and McCain talked about during the campaign.
Last Friday night was Halloween and I attended the “Ghost Ball,” which was an event in Old Town Scottsdale put together by Steve Levine Entertainment. I know Steve Levine personally – great guy and I definitely appreciate what he does out here. There were a lot of Arizona Fall League guys at the event and everyone seemed to have a really good time. A group of players from the Phoenix Desert Dogs team won “Best Group Costume” – 15 guys dressed up as “The Running of the Bulls” and one player wore a bull costume and chased them around throughout the night. Absolutely hilarious.
My parents will be in Arizona this weekend. I am very excited to see them – always nice to see your family when you have been away from home for a while. They will attend my games on Friday and Saturday and I am sure we will go to dinner both nights and just catch up. I talk to them pretty much every day or two, but it will be very good to see them in person. As you know, baseball is a long season and the support of your family just makes the journey that much easier – my Mom and Dad really know how to help me keep things in perspective when times are tough. Definitely appreciate everything they have done for me and know that I will never be able to fully repay them.
It is hard to believe that we are about to finish Week 5 in the Fall League. After this weekend, we only have one more full week and then four regular season games in Week 7. I hope that our team will be able to maintain our division lead and have the opportunity to play in the AFL Championship Game on Saturday, November 22nd.
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