I was just on ESPN and saw and read this article. Wow. I was hoping that there were not any Tigers mentioned in the report, but supposedly Jhonny Peralta is on the list, as well as Ryan Braun and A-Rod. I am interested to see if anything will come from this.
It's been awhile since I posted on this board. And I wanted to share something with my fellow MGoBloggers.
Back in January I was at a pretty low point in my life. A really close friend of mine encouraged me to pursue my dreams. I didn't take him seriously at first, but then decided that I only live once on this earth and to get off my arse and take care of business.
My dream has always been to play Major League Baseball ever since I was a little boy. My dad grew up in the Bronx and worked at Yankee Stadium as a kid and had many stories for me. (I hate the Yankees by the way, Go Tigers)
I played my whole life up through college and then just figured that was the end once I finished school. I started doing some research and saw that the Major League Scouting Bureau conducts open tryouts in the summer. So I decided that I was going to attend as many of them as I could, and started training immediately.
Fast forward to now. After approximately 5 months of training in the gym, and throwing bullpens, and pitching in a few games on an adult summer league team, I will leave Nashville today and travel down to Birmingham to stay overnight with a friend, and then head to Tuscaloosa early in the morning. I will be trying out as a LHP. It's kind of fitting that I will be doing all of this in enemy territory. The funny part is I traveled up to Kentucky Sunday night for an early morning tryout Monday but it was cancelled because of rain.
Sorry if this post is too long, there's a lot more to it but I wanted to give the short version and figured some of my fellow Michigan fans out there would appreciate it. Please wish me luck and send me some prayers, I sure need them.
Thanks so much!