Monday, February 23, 2009

5 Days to First Pitch

We are now less than a week away from the season opener. Many of the same feelings that showed themselves the week leading up to the first day of practice are rearing their ugly head this week. Similar to the week before practice started, there is a helpless feeling because you can't do anything to speed up the week. With the scheduled departure date on Friday, it will be a short week of practice and off days are not a good thing when you are waiting for the season to start. You need to stay as busy as possible just to keep your mind occupied. It's like waking up at 5 am on Christmas morning and you are waiting for your parents to wake up so you can open presents. That's what I'm going through right now.

There is always so much to do the week before the season opener. Luckily for us, we took care of a lot of the details earlier in the year. Dugout charts, lineup cards, pitching charts have all been ordered, and not only that, they have arrived. We are still waiting on decals for our new helmets but that is pretty much it. There are always a few items that come up last minute but hopefully there is enough time when they do come up to get them completed.

After today's morning workout, we have only two more full workouts left this week. There is a light hitting workout planned for Friday afternoon but many of our kids have class during the day so they will have to get their swings in another time.