There are days in life when the Lord shows himself as clearly as he can, and today was just another one of those. We all know what we want, few of us ever know what we need.
Today was something incredible on so many levels beyond the baseball field. Watching Jon all day was an experience I won’t ever forget. Going through what he has gone through, beating it, and coming all the way back to the big leagues and then throwing 6 strong innings, wow. I can’t imagine how proud his mom and dad are given how proud we all are of him. What a man and what a performance. Great to see our offense clicking also.
A few things to note. First off, Peter Despain had around 12 hours of surgery today and anyone that’s following along please drop by his blog and offer well wishes or prayers. I hope this is his last tough stretch. I am waiting to hear back from his dad on how he is doing. You can reach them at http://www.peterdespain.com/blog/index.php
Also, Shonda’s Shade Foundation just launched another summer program to help give kids something to do during the extreme sun exposure times, it’s called Skate in the Shade and you can find it at http://www.shadefoundation.org/
Lastly, R.A. Salvatore is doing an E-Signing of his newest book called The Orc King (it’s awesome btw) and you can get your copy by going to http://www.rasalvatore.com/
Slated to go 4-5 innings on Wednesday and throw around 65 pitches in Toledo. Everything is going well and the arm feels great. The team is starting to hit a stride we haven’t seen in months. Our bullpen is flat out on fire and has been our saving grace for months now, great to see the offense getting to a place we all felt it could be.