Getting back into the swing of things

TO ALL READERS,  
    
I JUST GOT BACK TO ARIZONA AFTER GOING HOME TO A FUNERAL. I WENT HOME ON OCTOBER 26TH AND JUST GOT BACK ON THE 2ND. WHEN I GOT BACK, I WASN’T SURE HOW I WAS GOING TO GET INTO THE SWING OF THINGS SINCE I MISSED A WEEK OF BASEBALL.

THE MONDAY I GOT TO THE FIELD, I WENT TO SEE THE MANAGER AND LET HIM KNOW THAT I WAS BACK AND READY TO GO. I DIDN’T PLAY THAT DAY, BUT I WAS REALLY EXCITED TO GET BACK OUT THERE WITH THE TEAM.
 
MY FIRST GAME BACK AFTER THE WEEK I SPENT AT HOME, WE WERE IN A RACE FOR FIRST PLACE WITH MESA. BOTH TEAMS WERE TIED WITH THE SAME RECORD OF 16-7. THE WINNER WOULD BE IN FIRST PLACE ALONE. WE WON THAT GAME, BUT NOT WITHOUT MESA GOING OUT WITH A FIGHT. WE WERE WINNING 12-2 IN THE 6TH INNING
AND MESA RALLIED BACK TO TIE THE GAME. WE ENDED UP WINNING THAT GAME IN THE BOTTOM OF THE 9TH WITH A WALK-OFF DOUBLE BY DAN MURPHY.
 
MY FIRST AT-BATS BACK FROM THE WEEK OFF WENT PRETTY WELL. MY FIRST AT-BAT, I DREW A WALK, BUT I DIDNT FEEL COMFORTABLE AT THE PLATE. MY SECOND AT-BAT I GOT A GOOD PITCH TO HIT AND I LINED OUT TO THE CENTER FIELDER. AFTER THAT APPROACH, I GAINED SOME CONFINDENCE BACK IN MYSELF. MY THIRD AT-BAT I GOT A BASE HIT THAT DROPPED IN FRONT OF THE CENTER FIELDER.

IT’S WEIRD HOW BASEBALL WORKS: YOU HIT A BALL AS HARD AS YOU CAN HIT IT AND IT GETS CAUGHT AND THEN YOU HIT A BALL OFF THE END
OR GET JAMMED AND YOU GET A HIT. ANYWAY…

MY LAST AT-BAT OF THE GAME I HIT A SINGLE AT THE FIRST BASEMAN. HE ALMOST MADE A VERY GOOD PLAY ON IT, BUT HE COULDN’T HANG ON TO IT. WHEN I GOT TO FIRST BASE, I MADE A JOKE BY THANKING HIM FOR MISSING IT. MY DAY FINISHED WITH ME 2-FOR-4 WITH A RUN SCORED.
 
RESPONDING TO THE COMMENTS
 
I WAS ASKED WHAT MY PLANS WERE FOR THIS OFFSEASON. AFTER I LEAVE THE ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE, I PLAN ON GOING HOME AND RESTING UP FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS AND THEN GETTING INTO WORKING OUT AGAIN. I DON’T WANT TO FALL BEHIND AND GET TOO FAR OUT OF SHAPE WHERE YOU GOT TO WORK YOUR BODY OVERTIME.
 
I REALLY APPRECIATE ALL THE COMMENTS THAT I’VE BEEN GETTING. IF THERE’S ANYTHING YOU WANT TO ASK FEEL FREE TO ASK AND I’LL GET BACK TO YOU AS SOON AS I CAN.
 
THANKS FOR READING…
 
 
LEONARD

1 Comment

Yo Lenard, Duffman here, I’ve been a fan of yours for many years now. I first heard of your talents through a proud family member of yours. I’ve worked with your uncle Cal since you were in high school and he’d give me a weekly update of how well you were doing in sports. And now that you’re in pro ball, We talk almost daily about how well you’re doing. I’ve been following your progress through the internet and pass the info onto him.
Congratulations on all your success and i look forward to cheering as you receive many future rewards in sports and life. Good luck and God bless.

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