Games Begin

Hello fans.  We are about half way through Spring Training and I can’t believe it.  Time flies when you are working hard and having fun.  The biggest news this week was we started playing games.  Early this week we started facing live pitchers in practice then we progressed to scrimmaging, and the last two days we played the Pirates.  On days that we play games in Tampa we will have practice in the morning, consisting of mostly team oriented drills, batting practice, lunch, the game (around one o’clock), then conditioning and weights.  On days that we travel we usually just take batting practice, grab a sandwich to take on the bus, game and then travel back.  So our days are a little longer now, sometimes not getting out till after five.  The team I am playing/practicing with right now, Tampa Yankees, is looking really good.  I am excited to be a part of such a talented group of players and I am even more eager to see if we can win a championship this year. 

On Wednesday we had a shortened day, partly to give us a little rest since we are going seven days a week, and also to recognize the teams in our organization that won championships (this year our AA affiliate the Trenton Thunder and our AAA affiliate the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees both won championships).  We were off a little early so my roommate from last year, Carmen Angelini, and I decided to have a little cook out and have some guys over to hang out.  It was a blast.  We ended up having about 6-8 guys over, Carmen after some trouble getting the coals burning grilled some amazing chicken and steak, while I took care of the side dishes.  It was really nice to have a relaxing home cooked meal with your teammates away from the baseball field.

This week I continued to rest my arm.  My arm is feeling better than last week so I was able to start swinging again.  Off the field, I spent most of time my time resting, which consist of hanging out, reading, and watching 24.  Playing every day is already starting to catch up with me plus I am fighting off a cold and allergies.    

 

5 Comments

Hi Bradley!

As always, thanks for taking the time to write and share a little bit about your life and career with us.

I’ve already seen a lot of excitement building online about the 2009 Tampa team…it looks like it’ll be stacked with talented players. I definitely think that team will have a chance to do some pretty big things, and Trenton should have a pretty good shot in their league too.

Glad to hear the good news about your arm, and I hope you feel better soon.

Hi Bradley – I’m glad that things continue to go well and it sounds like the cookout was a lot of fun! Keep resting and I hope you do well this season.

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Sound like a new family you got there.

Tampa rotash is going to be sick. and if you can continue what you guys had going for you from the Rdogs days with carm, yourself, jesus, b-laird, Abe A(is he moving up to tampa? i heard he got alot of muscle over the past yr), Austin, you guys are going to be very potent.

Mr. Suttle, I hope you have a breakout season. Have they told you whether you’ll be in Tampa or Trenton yet? Where does that leave Vechionacci? By the way, is CJ Henry still a member of the Yankee family? Where do you see Tim Battle playing? Also what do you hear about the youngsters the Yanks have signed from Venezuela and the Dominican the past couple of years? They are probably a couple levels below you, but I’m sure you are privy to info on who out of the group might make a splash in the states this year. Best of luck to you!

Bradley,

Good Luck this year and stay healthy. We’ll be following your progress and hoping for the best. We try to keep up with you, Russell and Seth and brag on you guys all the time. I grew up in Milton Fl. and we have three guys on the PGA tour: Heath Slocum, Boo Weekley, and Bubba Watson, and I’m sure my friends are tired of hearing the stories. Now I’m gearing up to start some stories on three kids I watched play little league baseball.

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