February 2009

Kicking things off

Hello fans, my name is Bradley Suttle, I am starting a blog this
year to keep you updated on our team and give you an inside look into a
Minor League Baseball player’s life.  Just to give you a little
background on me, I was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 4th
round of the 2007 MLB draft after spending two years at the University
of Texas in Austin.  Last year I had a great time playing 3rd base for
the Charleston Riverdogs in South Carolina.   

Right now players are starting to arrive to get ready for the
upcoming year.   I have already been in Tampa a month rehabbing my
shoulder that I had surgery on at the end of the 2008 season.  Our
practice time right now is a little less strenuous than spring training
will be.  We get to the field around 8:30 in the morning to get ready
for practice which starts at 10.  Right now we have individual
objectives to work on to improve our game.  During a practice, we
rotate through about 5 twenty minute stations and then we lift
weights.  Most of us finish our day between one and two o’clock in the
afternoon. 

Everyone is enjoying their last few weekends off before we start
“the grind,” where as you know we will be playing baseball 7 days a
week for the next 7 months.  Some of the guys went to the Monster Truck
Jam at Raymond James Stadium this weekend.  I had a blast!  It is
pretty cool to see a 15 foot tall truck fly 30+ feet in the air and run
over RVs!

Until next time…