Pete’s status and then some trivial stuff
First off the important stuff. Here is the latest update on Peter Despain.
“I wanted to let you know we brought Pete home last night. He was pretty much out of it until today due to the pain medication. The good news is he’s up and gingerly walking on his leg where they took the fibula and his arm is recovering on schedule. He doesn’t appear to have any nerve damage and the blood flow looks good. We hope to get the biopsy results from his humorous this week. I’ll keep you updated on the results. Pete should be up for some email tonight, or perhaps he will try and give you a call tomorrow. He will be following your successful lead on rehabilitating his arm and leg. Feel free to give him any advice you think would be helpful in being patient and working hard to gain strength and mobility in his limbs. “
That’s from Petes dad Kevin and this one is from Pete.
“Hi Mr. Schilling,Here is some mojo for tomorrows game. I hope I’ll get to see it. You are going to do great. It just going to be fun watching you pitch again. My dad says the other teams are in trouble because you are going to have a strong arm. My great uncle and aunt from Illinois came to stay with my sisters when I went for my surgery. He had to be put in the hospital her in austin and just got out. They think he has cancer. We will know more tomorrow. I have a checkup on tuesday to look at my stiches and to see how I am doing. I have been feeling pretty good and not as sore.
Your friend Pete. “ So Pete is doing well but has gotten some more potentially bad news and we all send our thoughts and prayers out to Pete and the Despain family.
6 innnings 7 hits, 2 runs, 0 walks and 5 k’s. That would have been a nice line to sit on for the 5 days in between starts.
Unfortunately we have to add 2 hits and 2 runs due to me not getting an out in the 7th and costing us the game. Coming off the rehab and answering the questions we’d answered I felt pretty confident that I could go out and not worry about ‘getting back into the groove’. The irony is that I probably threw 35 of 40 curve balls for strikes and didn’t throw one split above the knees in my 3 rehab appearances.
Monday I threw maybe half of my curve balls for strikes and after the first inning I don’t think I threw more than 2 splits BELOW the knees. Absolutely frustrating given how things had gone. Add to that I didn’t cover first, well I did, but I stopped half way on a wrong assumption, and you end up with a losing combination. Tek and I had a very good plan going in and for the most part we executed. We threw strikes and got outs on pitches we meant to.
I guess the most surprising part of the outing was not getting the extra velocity I expected to get from being back in an MLB stadium with a loud crowd.
Anaheim is a very good team. Much like us they rely on pitching and an incredibly deep pen to finish games. Unlike us they play a much more National League brand of baseball which if you aren’t prepared to defend, will run you into the ground. They take every extra base you give them and some you don’t. Defensively they have the ball where it’s supposed to be every play, and their entire roster is full of players that bust their ass out of the box every single play. It’s the style I remember Mike Scioscia playing with and when you combine that style with that level of talent you win a lot of games you might not win otherwise.
Fortunately we get on the plane tonight 6 games up. Jon struggled a bit today but the pen was once again electric and the offense answered the bell tonight. Arriving at 10am in Baltimore is a whole lot harder to swallow after a loss than it will be after this win.
The Yankees have begun playing like we knew they would, which makes how well we played and the cushion we built a nice thing to see. I expect that team, managed by that guy, to maintain that pace the rest of the year.
The bottom line is the balls in our court, we have a 6 game lead so for us to not be Division Champions will rest squarely on us. As a player I don’t think you can ask for anything more. If we win it’s our fault, and if we lose it it’s our fault as well. No relying on someone to beat someone for it to work out for us. Now we spend the off day in Baltimore and go up against a team playing very well right now. We don’t need any one thing to get where we are going, we just need to play better as a team, which we will.
I apologize for the delay in posts but life has been busy and there is a lot going on. I promise I’ll get to more Q&A in the near future. As for 38 Studios it’s been a fantastic few weeks. The exposure we got at Comicon was pretty much unprecedented I think. We had over 25 TV and radio interviews from every corner of the industry and the meetings that took place were fruitful.
We continue to seek strategic partnerships on the gaming and funding side of the business. People being able to see and meet R.A., Todd and the leadership team at 38 studios was a good thing and the response has been overwhelmingly positive.
I also learned that the mainstream media is not that much different than the sports media in some cases. We took some flak for not “Revealing” our IP or information on our IP from people that stated we ‘said we were going to” in our Comicon press release. We said nothing even remotely close to that, because we had zero intention of exposing the property now, or in the near future. The even was for us to shake hands and meet a small portion of what we hope to be part of our customer and fan base.
We are putting plans in place to do the same in Europe and the Far East over the coming year so if by chance you are in one of those places please stay tuned to www.38studios.com . Also, we plan on putting up video links to all the panels 38 studios staff spoke at, at Comicon and a few other places, in the near future. I think those things are a good way to get some insight into who we are and who we will one day be.