Just a few weeks to go …
There’s a light at the end of the tunnel, but I looked at the schedule the other day and we still have 20 games left, and you’re like, man, that’s a lot of games. I think Lou said around the 20th of this month he’ll start running his guys out there more to get back to back at-bats in different games. It’s a lot easier when you’re playing every day to be able to fine-tune your swing. If you have a couple days off, it’s tough to use your good experiences or bad experiences in the game you had before. It’s easier when you’re playing every single day to make those adjustments. Lou’s been around the game enough that he knows that. He’ll start to see more results from guys playing two, three, four days in a row, then having a day off.
We’d like to always come out of the gate, first game of Spring Training, and everybody is clicking. Guys are doing their work in the cage and preparing and trying to get better but it’s just a situation of timing now. In my case, you’re working on different mechanical things and trying to shore them up. Rhythm and timing are always the last things that come to you. Once that clicks, the game comes to you again.
As far as the NCAA tournament goes, I think I’ll have a better chance this year because I’m going to have my wife fill out a couple sheets. She’ll pick the teams because she thinks the Cardinals are cool or the Blue Devils are pretty neat. I think I’ve got five or six years running where I always get the worst sheet. That’s why I’m going to let her do it. I think I’ll have a better chance.
A week has gone by since I last blogged, and Fontenot just walked by and he’s still as small as he was when I first met him. He hasn’t grown at all. We’ll leave it at that.