When someone you have a lot of respect for believes in you, it helps you believe in yourself.
The biggest thing is no matter what level I've played at, there is something I can bring to them.
We had to adjust and threw a few more rise balls and curves but it worked.
I'm sure when the times comes, there will be tears, but there are other avenues that I am embracing with much more passion these days.
I've had moments where I realize my body isn't going to withstand many more seasons, but I am very satisfied with my career and I am trying not to look at retirement as a sad thing.
I felt good in the bullpen and even when we came out in the first inning I felt fairly good.
And they know I didn't hold expectations for them like I do for myself. But I also tell them I'm not going to lower the expectations I do have for them because we're playing Division II.
But I wasn't getting in my pace, staying within myself, I was getting a little rushed. So I think I finally took a couple deep breaths and let myself get my timing back.
I think we mixed a lot more curveballs than normal because they were either going after my drop or laying off of it and that's normally my go-to (pitch).
The athletes are still out competing the same as a Division I team, and I think we've done a good job of creating an atmosphere where they're responsible for their actions and their play.
I didn't bring my headphones, I'd watched the two movies they had played and I was just like, 'Can we please find a donor that wants to give us a private jet? This is not Okay.'
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