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A New Beginning

 The start of every baseball season presents a chance for a new beginning.  Today, March 10th 2009, was the start of the St. Louis Cardinals Minor League Spring Training, and the chance for every player to begin the season with a fresh start.  This is officially my first ever blog.  I was asked to do this blog a couple weeks ago and agreed because I’m always up to try new things.  So for those of you who are expert bloggers, bare with me, and for those just starting as well, good luck.  Unlike a diary, writing a blog is a little more difficult for me because it will be viewed by the public.  So I please ask that everyone respect my ideas and thoughts, as I will do with yours.

So here I am, sitting in the hotel, along with the other 150 pitchers that reported today, probably watching the same thing, ESPN.  I decided I would write a few thoughts about today.

  Obviously by now, everyone knows what the first day of camp brings.  Physicals.  So besides being pricked with 3 needles (because the lady missed twice…only me) everything went as planned.  And I am happy to say that my new beginning to the season kicks off with a heathly start.  So after all physicals are over, our Minor League Coordinator does the duty of reading the “Rules and Regulations.”  Now let me tell you…out of all the “Rules and Regulations” that are stated every year….there is only one rule that bothers me.  That one simple rule that all minor leaguers MUST wear their pant legs up.  I know that it is policy and no disrespect to the Cardinals, but I wish we could find a way to tweak that rule a little bit.  So after all of us soaked in the policy rules we then split up in groups and went our separate ways.  And after a hard and long days work, we all meet up again in the long-awaited lunch room.  This is officially the end of the first day of camp.

I just want to thank everyone for spending your time to read my blog.  I will be writing again soon with different topics and ideas, and hope to get some feedback.  Thanks again.