April 2009

Groundhog Day

The life of a baseball player, as glamorous as it may seem from the outside, is pretty monotonous. Considering that in the Minor Leagues you play 142 games in about 150 days, I guess that shouldn’t come as a such a surprise. The whole idea for this blog is to give insight into my daily/personal life, and today I woke up and decided that that’s exactly what I’m going to do.

So here’s a rundown of how my day typically goes. There might be a change here or there from day to day, but honestly, this is my life:
8:00 A.M. – The sun starts to shine through my blinds and I wake up. I grab my phone, look at the clock, and ask myself what I’m doing up already.
8:04 A.M. – I fall back asleep.
9:15 A.M. – I wake back up, realize that I’m up for good now, and start to think about what I can cook for breakfast.

9:27 A.M. – Finally mustering up the strength to get out of bed, I walk downstairs to the kitchen. This part of my day is a little tricky. I summon my inner ninja and enter stealth mode. (I don’t want to wake my roommates)
9:49 A.M. – Two eggs, two slices of turkey bacon, hashbrowns, a bowl of cereal, and a cup of juice later I’m back in my room full as can be. (I just want to give a shoutout to Olivia, who makes an unbelievable breakfast when she is here)

10:00 A.M. – 12:45 P.M. – Now this is where the “activities” (Stepbrothers movie plug) differ from day to day. Take yesterday for example. I had some errands to run, so I borrowed Tim’s ride (a beautiful Mitsubishi Galant) and went to the mall and to SuperCuts. Today I’m using this time to write this entry and then I have to make some phone calls. As you can see, this is kind of the “get sh*t done” part of the day.
1:00 P.M. – Another very crucial part of the day. This is when I have to decide what I’m going to eat for lunch. Yesterday was Subway, and the time before that I made a sandwich and soup at home. Typically I like to get a pretty big meal in at this time, and if you’ve read my last post, I’m fortunate enough to have some great places right by me.

2:00 P.M. – 10:30 P.M. – BASEBALL. Baseball early work, Baseball practice, Baseball game.
11:00 P.M. – Hopefully we’ve have won, and I’m in a good mood. Usually I eat at the clubhouse, but if it’s Ham for dinner this is when I have to search for something quick to eat again. I head back with Tim to our place, and turn on the T.V.. Over the last week this is when I’ve gotten to see Kobe and the rest of the LAKESHOW dominate the Jazz.

11:35 P.M. – I get on the phone and talk to Olivia for 63 hours before I go to sleep.

12:35 P.M. – 1:15 A.M. – My head hits the pillow and I wonderknow what I’m going to do tomorrow.