Wow, I cannot believe the season is almost over. It feels like just yesterday that the zoo and I made the 18-hour trip up the east coast. With only a few games left of the Minor League regular season, we are no longer counting months or weeks, rather, we are now counting days. Fortunately for us, the Trenton Thunder clinched a spot in playoffs – we actually won our division tonight! – postponing our trip home until further notice.
At this point I haven’t even started packing because there is still so much that is unknown. Despite all the uncertainty surrounding the end of the season, one thing I do know for sure is that David’s baseball season will not be ending any time soon. It has officially been announced (since you are privy to this information I am open to writing about it) that he will be one of the players to represent the Yankees in the Arizona Fall League. David and I haven’t discussed it in detail but I overheard he will be playing with the Scottsdale Scorpions. I can be a bit oblivious sometimes but apparently, an invitation to the AFL is an honor, so while I would love to have him home those two months in the off-season, I am very excited for him.
When we first discussed our plans for the fall, I thought it best to move back home to Miami and wait out his return to Florida in November. I am not sure if this has something to do with the two full moons that just occurred this month (yes, you read that correctly, TWO!! How cool!!! Aug 31 was a BLUE MOON!!!), but I have decided I just can’t be away from David that long. Had we spoken a few years ago I would’ve told you I could easily survive the six weeks apart without a hitch, but I have become increasingly attached to being together – A fact that is kind of crazy considering we are celebrating 11 years of being together in October while being married less than two. After that many years of dating, celebrating two anniversaries is in order, that is, until I start feeling really old. Anyyy who, we usually spend several weeks apart every month during the season and that is hard enough as is. Given my feelings as of late I can’t bear the thought of enduring six full weeks of a 2300-mile divide.
That being said, I have decided to spend AT LEAST two weeks in Arizona. I can neither confirm nor deny that I will be there for more than two weeks as I am not sure of the details just yet, but I will be taking advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity. In my 25 years of existence, I have visited much of the east coast, but I have barely seen any of what the western states have to offer. I have heard that Arizona is beautiful so I am going to try and get the most out of my stay. I fully plan on documenting my experiences in order to share it with all of my readers. Hopefully I will have a lot of interesting information to write about.
For now, we are focusing on winning the Eastern League Championship so we can pop some champagne. In a matter of a few hours a lot of interesting moves have occurred now that September 1 call-ups are in effect. With both the Trenton Thunder (AA) and the Empire State Yankees (AAA) in playoffs, we’ve had a TON of minor league movement. Contrary to a lot of speculation, the Yankees do care about their minor league affiliates and they are making all the necessary moves to put a ring on it. Although we will miss several of the regular starters headed to AAA, I am excited to see how the team will blend together with many young new faces in the line up. Hopefully next time I write I can report that we have won! Zipping my mouth until then in hopes that I don’t jinx anything. After all, baseball is riddled with superstitions!