April 21, 2007
My home stand is quickly coming to a close. In just three more days I will be away for 6 games before returning home for 3 followed by 7 away. At least that is how Trina and the kids refer to it. If the Diamondbacks are away then dad is at home. If the Diamondbacks are at home then dad is away. It feels great to know that Major League Baseball has defined my life so well for 182 days of the year. The one problem is that things tend to get a little backed-up at home so during my home stands I have even less time than I do when I am away. This is especially true early in the season since we haven’t settled into our baseball routine. At times things don’t go smoothly and Trina wants to make changes to the line-up or the rules of the game. I have to remind her that baseball season is a marathon. You can’t panic when things don’t go as planned. You have to keep an even keel and try not to panic. You just have to take it one game at a time and the good Lord willing you can help the team. (She hates it when I start quoting from Bull Durham.) During this home stand I had computer work that needed to be done (For the record I hate Microsoft just about as much as I hate the Designated Hitter and that’s a lot!) I also wanted to get working on Seat Cushions 2.0 so that I didn’t have to be embarrassed about sitting on purple and teal.