Howdy one final time from Oregon. I’ve been right here for over three months now, but it surely’s time to get again to work. I depart Tuesday for New York, and I’ll be at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday to start out summer time coaching.
These previous few days earlier than the season turned official, I knew that it was crunch time, when one thing wanted to occur, I used to be really fairly nervous for these couple of days. I’m simply glad that one thing acquired found out. My brokers at Beverly Hills Sports activities Council have been in touch with me rather a lot, giving me updates. I didn’t attain out an excessive amount of to our crew consultant Zack Britton. I attempted to offer Britt a break. I figured everybody was texting him. He most likely was getting inundated with calls and texts. I didn’t wish to make that worse.
I used to be optimistic that we’d have a season, and I assume the optimism positively paid off. It eliminates plenty of stress if you’re not always anxious a few destructive consequence occurring, though that’s positively potential. I all the time determine if the worst-case situation goes to occur, then we’ll cross that bridge after we get there. There’s no use worrying about it the entire time. I couldn’t be happier that we’re at the very least getting the prospect to start out the season, and hopefully we’ll take it by the top.
It’s kind of as much as us to attempt to insulate ourselves by performing as responsibly as we are able to and attempting to maintain our distance from individuals. We must be in a fairly managed atmosphere as soon as we get to the sector. Undoubtedly away from the sector, we’re going to should isolate ourselves. I believe if we do the most effective job we are able to, hopefully we’ll be nice. On the highway, I’m simply going to go from the resort to the sector and that’s it, and it’ll be the identical factor in New York.
With the entire new guidelines, it’s positively going to be totally different. I believe plenty of it’s in place for our security and simply to make issues work throughout this bizarre season. That’s nice. I’m simply glad we’re getting the chance to get again on the market and play.
This shutdown has given many individuals time to assume, and I definitely had extra free time than I normally do at the moment of 12 months. I assume the one realization I’ve come to is, it’s virtually like I can’t imagine that one thing like this, a 12 months this loopy, is occurring in my lifetime. Despite the fact that all through the final 100 years of our nation’s historical past, I’m positive we’ve had loads of years which have been simply insanity — however I believe that is the primary 12 months in my lifetime that this chaos goes down. Stuff like this has occurred all through historical past, although. Individuals previously have needed to cope with it, and we’ll cope with it now.
To anybody who’s been studying this, I actually recognize you following me and maintaining with what’s occurring with my life throughout this complete course of. I’m fairly upset that we are able to’t have followers within the stadium. It’s type of the heartbeat of the crew, each at residence and on the highway. That’s the most effective issues about enjoying in New York, the followers. I hope everybody can safely watch us on TV, and hopefully we’ll put product on the sector and win one other championship.