with your favorite social networking sites.
Seems like a strange way to
kick off a series of blogs. But the reasoning behind the title of today's
installment is just to kind of introduce myself. The phrase "sorry,
I'm Cody", is just a little phrase that I said 24 times during spring
training. How do I know it was 24? I counted the amount of times I
was asked to sign an autograph for Jaff Decker. Nothing like the look of
disappointment on their faces the moment I gave them the bad news. So,
please, allow me to give you the bad news as well.
My name is Cody
Decker, I'm a 24 year old minor league baseball player for the San Diego Padres
organization. I grew up in Santa Monica, California, I played at
UCLA, and I HATE Nicolas Cage (But Seriously, he's awful). I am currently
playing double-A in the Texas League for the San Antonio
Missions. Jaff Decker is my teammate. And I will tell you, he
is one hell of a ballplayer. We are NOT related. But we wish we
were...... especially on his part...... I'm 37% sure that's true.
And it is true what I said earlier, I was asked 24 times to sign an autograph
for people thinking I was Jaff. To be fair, I did set the line at 35 and
half, and yes, I took the over.... So, even though I lost, isn't
that in itself a small victory?
now that the brief introductions are out of the way, let me tell you a little
bit about this blog. I want to paint people an accurate picture of a
Minor League baseball players day to day life during the season. Things I
do to occupy my free time, things I do keep my routine going, and things that
are on my mind (which are usually random and filled with nonsense).
here we are. I just went ahead and endured a wonderful 6 hour bus ride
with my teammates to Midland, Texas. The scenery on the ride....
Gorgeous..... (Don't worry, I'll figure out how to convey sarcasm sooner or
later). I am about to walk over to the stadium which is right across the
street from the hotel, but I'm having serious trouble getting away from the
TV. And I know what you're thinking; "Cody, you must be watching
something wonderful". The answer is: you are absolutely right.
I'm watching Eraser .... Arguably one of Arnold
Schwarzenegger's more underrated performances.... right next to Junior
and Jingle all the Way. This will be our first game after our
first day off of the season yesterday. My teammate Daniel Robertson
(D-Rob) and I spent our day off in downtown San Antonio. We caught a
movie (Scream 4........ Awful), then went to the Spurs playoff game. Good
game, good seats........... Did I mention Scream 4 was horrible?......
season, D-Rob, Josh Spence and I lucked out and got a house in San
Antonio. It's the PAC-10 house, Josh being from Arizona State, D-Rob from
Oregon State, and Me (UCLA, AKA: Better place than both of them combined.....
FACT!). The team is great. A solid group of guys. Everyone is
extremely talented and possess a serious desire to win. And we all keep
it fun. I dare anyone to find a team that has more fun than us.
Everyone is playing well. A very solid start for the team, and for each
once again, I'd like to apologize for being Cody. But I'm sure your learn
to forgive me in the future. I hope you enjoy my posts throughout the
season, and feel free to follow me on Twitter (@Decker6). I hope you
enjoy the baseball season as much I will.
creative commons 2.0
I've gone out with a lot of power HR guys.
But the best have been players that have a little larceny in their hearts.
Why don't you steal bases?
If you get your house in order, I'll have you over for dinner a jaccuzi and I'll read you Emily Dickinson or Walt Whitman
These are the rules....I've gotta see some passion on the bases and numbers in the SB column sweetie !
I watched a lot of your games at Elsinore last year and I like the way you play the game. Glad to have you aboard here and I look forward to reading more about your journey along the professional baseball highway which hopefully, culminates in you becoming a successful major leaguer. And don't worry about stealing bases; unless you're successful roughly 75 - 80% of the time it's a waste.