September 2007

Back to Arizona

It was strange out there today during the game. The fans were cheering every time they updated the Padres-Brewers score, and at times, it was out of place with what was going on in the game, so it would catch you off guard. The Rockies are a hot team and we’re thankful to get out of here with the one win we needed.

Now we fly home tonight and I’m looking forward to seeing my family. We’ve been on the road for a week now and it’s always special when I get to go home.

Tomorrow we have an off day and I plan to spend the entire day with my family. Any time you have an off day at home, especially at the end of a long regular season before the playoffs begin, and you get to spend it with your family, it’s tremendous. My daughter has a soccer game and my son a soccer practice that I don’t usually get to see, so I’m really looking forward to that. It will be good to clear out the cobwebs, take a break after 162 games and then get ready for what’s next. I won’t start thinking about the Cubs until Tuesday.

That’s when we’ve got a workout in the afternoon at the ballpark, and that’s when I’ll start to get locked in on them.

It should be a great series. We know they have a very good team. I look forward to hopefully sharing with you what the next week will be like for us.