We still have a lot of work to do, but at least the team is playing a little bit better lately. I feel like we have good energy back, and I feel like the team is getting its confidence level back. We still expect to win every game.
Last week was interesting because we had some roster moves. Those are tough, but we tried to keep things light in the clubhouse. That’s mostly guys like Mike Cameron and Jason Kendall; they’re really good at that. By seeing them and playing with them, I learned that it’s good to always be upbeat. Once you see guys like that, you start feeling the same way.
We’re still in it. I said the other day that if some people don’t think we are, then we’ll just have to play for the fans who still believe. As a player, you have to have some kind of belief or you wouldn’t be playing. But on a day to day basis, you don’t even worry about the races. You just keep playing and see what happens.
One more thing — I was watching some Track and Field this week and I have to say that Usain Bolt is fast. We have Alcides Escobar on the team now, and he’s fast, but he wouldn’t have a chance of beating Bolt on the track. Home plate to first base, maybe. If Bolt knew how to hit, I’d have to go with him.
Escobar has been pretty fun to watch. He’s brought some good energy, too, and we’re just going to have to try and keep it going.
Until next time
The headline pretty much says it all, but welcome to my new blog. This is the first time I’ve tried anything like this, so I’m not exactly sure where to start or what to say, so I hope you all will help me out by putting some questions or suggestions in the comments. That will help a lot, and I’ll get to as many as I can during the rest of the season.
I wish we had better things to start talking about for the team. It’s a little weird to get going when we’re not doing so well, but hopefully we can turn it around. We’ve gone through things like this before, and it’s just something you have to deal with until you get it right. You can’t do anything about the past.
I still think we have a little run in us. You always have to think that way, think positively. I’m looking forward to talking about that.