This will the last time that I post a blog entry about my experience in the Arizona Fall League. The offseason will hopefully begin on Sunday, which would mean that the Peoria Saguaros played in the AFL Championship on Saturday. The Fall League has only 3 days of regular season games remaining on the schedule and the top teams from each division meet for a one-game championship on November 22nd. Our record is 24 – 11. We are tied for first place in the American Division with the Mesa Solar Sox and play them at home on Wednesday.
I am extremely excited to get home and see my family and friends. Most of the players out here are starting to get pretty tired right about now. Most of us have been playing baseball for nine months now and it is hard to believe we will be shutting it down in less than a week. I plan to head back to Houston, TX on Sunday and am looking forward to the Thanksgiving holiday – a great day of family, food and football. I am definitely thankful for having the opportunity to play in the AFL – it has been a great experience getting to play against this calibur of player for a couple months. I know this experience will help me at some point next year.
I want to thank Jonathan Mayo of mlb.com for selecting me to blog on behalf of the San Diego Padres organization during the Fall League. And I greatly appreciate all all of the readers out there who were interested in hearing about my AFL experience. Your comments were greatly appreciated and I hope to have the opportunity to blog in the future. I will end this blog with a quote that I think all baseball players can relate to:
“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson