Game On or Off
I think all baseball players would agree that rain delays are the worst thing in the game. We just got home from our first road trip which lasted seven days. It was during those seven days that we were held to question whether we were going to get the games in or not because of a constant mist of rain.
I feel like mist is the worst kind of rain during baseball season for us players because it doesn’t really tell you what’s going to happen. If it’s doing that all day your mind tells you that there is no way you are going to play, but you have to keep in mind that there still may be a chance way in the back of your head. The worst thing you can do as a player is shut yourself down for the day by telling yourself that there is no game and preparing to go back to the hotel. Because most likely the general manager of the home club will do everything in his power to get that game started. And if you shut it down in your mind it is extremely hard to get yourself mentally prepared to go out there and perform in cold conditions late at night.
Luckily we were only rained out of one game in Altoona, which means we will have to play a double header sometime in May. I just wanted to give you a little taste of what we went through this past week and let you know how that can effect us as ballplayers. CATCH YOU LATER!