February 2019

One Month In Counting

We are one month away from Spring Training. I hope all of you will be well rested and ready to get back on the diamond. It is always a long offseason which leaves most of us a bit antsy to get back out there. One thing you realize during this waiting period is that life without baseball is needed. We have time to spend with our loved ones and can concentrate on those jobs around the house that are long overdue for attention. I ask all of you to spend as much time with your families as humanly possible. We might call ourselves the tough ones playing a difficult game every weekend but it would not be for the love and support from our families and friends for were that strength comes. Tie up any loose ends you have, finish those winter projects, go take that last weekend trip somewhere and relax. This is what offseasons are for.

That being said, it is always tough at any age to prepare for the long grilling season that we put ourselves through. I hope that most of you have at least looked at a baseball over the offseason. I know I haven’t trained as much as I wanted to and I am sure most of you have not either. Start moving around a little bit more and maybe watch a couple MLB games on tv to get your mind thinking about the game. To end this off, I give you my secret 5s/5s list to finish the last month before we start back. Here are 5 DO’S and 5 DO NOT’S for the remainder of the offseason:

DO

  • START GOING TO BED AT A DECENT TIME. 8 HOURS IS VERY IMPORTANT …
  • START EATING A LITTLE BIT HEALTHIER. TIME TO GET THE BAD FOOD OUT OF THE FRIDGE…
  • START STRETCHING…EVERYDAY…
  • CHECK YOUR EQUIPMENT AND MAKE SURE EVERYTHING FITS AND IS INTACT. NOBODY LIKES A CRACKED CUP…
  • START DRINKING WATER EVERY CHANCE YOU GET. HYDRATION IS EVERYTHING WHEN PUTTING YOUR BODY THROUGH PRESEASON TRAINING…

DO NOT

  • Don’t be rude to the waiter/ waitress/ barista/ cashier/ cleaning lady. IT IS NOT VERY NICE!!!
  • Don’t cut your own hair….
  • Don’t shake hands limply. NOBODY LIKES A DEAD FISH…
  • Don’t worry about the dishes, until you absolutely have to. THIS ONE IS VERY EASY TO DO…
  • Don’t be ashamed to admit you totally rocked to Justin Timberlake’s “I’m Bringing Sexy Back” (what, just me?).

HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE READ…

SEE YOU IN A MONTH…

JUDSON “JUDI” BELOTE

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