Greetings everyone! †Drew here again with another installment from the Arizona Fall League. †As many Americans had their sights set on electing a new president today, the Javelinas faced yet another game in our season. †We squared off with the Scottsdale Scorpions tonight and came up short in the win column as we dropped yet another game in our losing skid. †We have now not managed to pull out a game in the past week or so, and let me tell you, its getting frustrating for us. †Obviously, no one likes to lose, but when you drop that many games in a row, it really starts to wear on you. †We have a bunch of resilient guys though, and I’m sure we will bounce back soon with a good performance. †It has been quite a different feeling for us this past week since we now find ourselves a few games out of the divisional lead for the first time. †It will take a strong effort for us to regain our momentum, but I feel good about our chance of rebounding and finishing these last couple of weeks on a positive. †Sometimes in this game, things just don’t seem to go your way, and I think we are definitely experiencing this at the moment.
On a lighter note, I have thoroughly enjoyed my opportunity to meet a lot of new guys out here from other organizations. †The fall league gives you a great chance to mingle with several of your opponents from the regular season and also put faces with names that you hear about throughout the course of things. †It’s been fun to get to know guys such as Phil Hughes, who I have watched on television pitching for the Yankees the past year or so. †Hearing some of the stories and events associated with playing in the big leagues is both interesting and helpful to someone such as myself who is aspiring to get there in the near future. †It’s also been a lot of fun to rehash games from the past season that I played against some of my other teammates. †Hearing their views on happenings from the games and comparing them to the way I viewed things is neat because you get more of a total feel for what was going on rather than just a one-sided view.
As this league rolls on into a new month, I think it’s safe to say that most all of the guys start to get the itch to get back into off-season mode. †After a long summer season supplemented with a month and a few days of the fall season, everyone is starting to feel the effects of the grind. †I think we’ll all continue to relish the competition and camaraderie out here, but you begin to feel the days counting down until the end. †I know personally that I am looking forward to spending time with friends and family in the upcoming holiday season, but I’m also aware that the last couple of weeks out here is a great time to end my playing season on a positive note. †We will all have fun with the time left we have out here before looking too far ahead in the future.
Well time is getting short for me as we have a quick turn around with a noon game tomorrow, so I will be back next week with a fall league update. †Until then, take care and all the best!