Well.. it's time for it. Another Skinny Mill update. I haven't updated you for a really long time because we headed into the off-season after his rehab. And then we moved to Arizona. And then Spring Training came and went way too fast. Like... way too fast. And by way too fast I mean Adam is already gone. And I am once again, a baseball widow.
Spring Training went really well for Adam. It all started out with a little pre-Spring Training training because Adam got invited to mini camp. A handful of guys from each team got invited out to spend some extra time with the coaches. We were so happy that Adam got included in that group because that means he has made an impression. And at the end of February everyone else started rolling in for Spring Training.
During the Spring Training games Adam played on a few different teams which gave him an opportunity to try out a lot of pitches and fix his mechanics on a lot of different batters. Sadly, I only got to go to one game because work has been so busy… but happily, it was the best he pitched probably ever. He struck out 8 guys in only 5 innings, no walks, and he hit 97 MPH with his fast ball! And the 5th inning he struck out the side. That’s right. Three up, three down.
So this morning I became a baseball widow because Adam headed to South Bend, Indiana (Speaking of, anyone got any connections out there? We need to find Adam a place to live while he is out there!) to play for the Silver Hawks. He will be the third day starter out there – so his first game is this Saturday. I miss him so much already. But I am so excited to see how this season goes for him. He has worked so hard and he deserves everything coming his way. Man, I love that guy! I’ll keep you posted on Mr. Skinny throughout the year.