Congratulations, Spring Training, 38 Studios
Congratulations to John McCain in winning the Republican GOP nomination. I can’t imagine a finer person now in position to become our next President. If you are someone that voted for another candidate, and haven’t heard this man in person, I would urge you to do so.
He won’t pander and you probably won’t agree with everything he says, but I think he’s a man that can be trusted to get this country back on it’s feet domestically, and abroad. I am proud to call him a friend.
I’d also argue, after hearing a politician comment last night that ‘his 5 years in captivity have no bearing on his ability to be president”, that it’s the exact opposite. The resiliency, determination and complete lack of selfishness in enduring that horrible experience are the exact type of things I need to know the person running this country possesses.
Anyway, congratulations Senator.
The Sox plod along in camp, and things look great. Starting at the top of our rotation Josh is poised to be even better this year. He busted his ass this winter and looks outstanding. Jon Lester looks fantastic as well and I expect he’ll have a good spring going forward. Tek, well he looks like Tek, stronger than everyone else and totally regimented in preparing for the season. Jacoby looks bigger and stronger, Youk looks great.
Had a chance to see Bartolo throw again today and I was blown away. He looks incredible. Throwing the snot out of the ball and very free and easy. Could be a huge steal, not sure how other teams passed on him. He looked awesome the 10 minutes I watched him throw.
Manny looks incredible. He is always in great shape but he looks leaner and stronger this year. The folks at API are incredible people and always on the cutting edge. Papi looks like he’s moving a hundred times better than at any point last season. Manny Delcarmen looks fantastic too, and I think he’s past worrying about losing velocity because he lost so much weight. Balls coming out of his hand nicely.
Congratulations to Tito on his extension. Can’t be happier for anyone after seeing all he’s been through since 1997. Inside the game I know he’s incredibly well respected and I hope that starts to carry over.
I’m plugging along. My days run from about 6am to 9am and I am generally finished before the guys take the field in the morning. Looking forward to playing catch at some point in the next month or so to figure out where I am and what is happening.
38 Studios is coming along. We recently announced our 1st tech deal when we licensed BigWorld as our back end technology (also like to ad that we just did the press release on our second tech solution, the licensing of the Unreal 3 Engine today! Big news!) The team did an incredible job over the past year in evaluating every bit of technology out there.
We’ve progressed into another stage of development but I think the lengthy period of time we spent in the concept phase will pay off in huge way down the road. The millions of dollars that can be saved with proper preparation was evident very early on. This past year has allowed Brett, Jon and some of the leadership team a real good opportunity to create a very different culture within this company that will be one of our hallmarks going forward. It was a fantastic year. Can’t wait to see what the next 12 months provide.