I only got one present from my wife this year, but it came in 15 parts. She wrapped 15 separate lettered blocks to spell out REDS FANTASY CAMP and now on January 31st I will be flying to Sarasota to play baseball with a bunch of old guys and some former Major Leaguers! Have I ever told you how much my wife rocks?
Although I was incredibly excited about the gift, my first thought was, "Ummm, I haven't hit a baseball in over 20 years." I've played softball many, many times, but not a baseball being thrown by an actual pitcher. And especially not one thrown by Bob from Accounting who just wants to learn how to throw a slider. So, suffice to say, I will be spending a lot of time over the next few weeks in the batting cages. Anybody want to join me?
I can't tell you how excited/nervous I am - the last thing I want is to go there to find out how much I suck and how out of shape I am. Obviously I will be documenting the whole experience for you. Every painful detail. Wish me luck. And seriously, if you can teach me how to swing a baseball bat even respectably, I'll pay for your time in the batting cage.
P.S - If anybody has been to Baseball Heaven and wants to share their experience with me, please do so. I have very little idea of what to expect, so I'd appreciate some insight.