And so it begins…28 years ago, I ventured into a world unknown to many. I entered an environment that many would love to experience. I choose this life because it is what we do. In the next 6 months, we have 14 scheduled days off with 4 of those days being travel days. A tough grueling schedule but part of the sacrifice that we sign up for. As the season of spring approaches, little kids around the country find a joy that has been a part of mankind for decades. Baseball… as James Earl Jones would say is one constant that will be around forever. Today I pack my bags once more, to go and search for that certain something that I have been trekking for, for some time. In the next month, I will post a blog of my daily routine during spring training. This is an inside opportunity for the outside to look in and gain a little knowledge of what does take place during the long days in a spring training schedule. So as you read this, vision in your mind, the smell of the grass, the feel of sun on your face, the crack of the bat, the sound of leather popping when players play catch. These are traditional sounds and feels of the greatest game of all time. And so it begins…my 28th spring training, a time when we gather together, create relationships and come together to form a strong bond with one common goal in mind, to win the World Series. Only one team will earn this reward, only one team will really accomplish their goal. I am truly looking forward to sharing this time with each and every one of you all. Take time to help someone today; don’t take any day for granted. May God Bless and Never Surrender!!!