November 5 – Let me start by inviting you to email me at email@example.com.
Energy and persistence conquer all things. -Benjamin Franklin
There are few words to describe my experience last week as a whirlwind carried me through my first few days as a Dback. From meeting all of my new fellow employees, to actually sitting at the front table in a press conference, then sitting on the floor at the Suns home opener, there were many impressionable moments that I will never forget. What struck me more than anything was the genuineness of the people that call the offices of Chase Field their home.
Mark Grace took some time out of his day to stop by the ballpark and I can already tell he will be a pleasure to work with. We will certainly talk a lot of baseball (strategy, approach, pitching, hitting, etc) but we’ll also be able to make you smile on occasion. I think I’m most excited about the moments that will lead us to giving you both the pitcher’s and hitter’s perspective in certain situations. How can we not learn nightly from a man who hit .300 in the big leagues nine times? How can we not laugh nightly with a man who is willing to laugh at himself and will have plenty to dish my way?
There are young and talented players filling the roster with young and talented individuals making key decisions. That’s why Ben F. started my thoughts. The talented youth is certainly powered by energy and when the power depletes, one can rest assured that persistence will again fill the tank. These elements certainly formed a magnet that drew me to this organization and I’m ecstatic about it.
So now I count on you to educate me. Where are the best Mexican restaurants in the valley? Which free agents should the Dbacks be targeting? What do you like to hear about in the telecasts? What should we expect from these young players? Drop me a note and I’ll share some of your thoughts with the class.
Thanks again for making me feel so welcome. I look forward to meeting many of you and talking baseball with you all summer long.
See you soon.