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Hello from Colorado Springs!

In case you haven't seen the diary posted by the colonel, I'm in AAA now! I found out after our game on Thursday night, and I'm extremely excited about the opportunity! We're here in Colorado Springs for 3 more games (last one is at 11:30 AM on Monday)...then we head back to Sactown.

I'm sorry I didn't post anything myself right away, but it was a hectic day-and-a-half for me. My wife, Kristi, had just flown into Midland Thursday afternoon, and I got to see her for the first time after the game outside the dugout...about 10 minutes before I found out I'd be leaving the next day.

So I packed everything up, found a flight home for Kristi, then tried to get a little rest. As you can guess, making last minute travel arrangements on Memorial Day weekend wasn't easy, and it made my travel schedule pretty tough...and, of course, there were complications. There were no flights available all weekend into Colorado Springs, so I flew from Midland to Albuquerque to Las Vegas to Denver. Then had to get a rental car and drive to Colorado Springs to meet the team. When I got to Denver, I found out my luggage was lost, so I spent some time describing my bags to the airline attendants there. He didn't believe me when I told him there were 3 pairs of white baseball cleats in one of the bags. He said "WHITE?!?" Haha.

So, anyway, I got into town late last night. My luggage showed up at the hotel this morning, so I'm ready to go! Can't wait to get out on the field and get the ball rolling again! Have a great holiday weekend, and I'm looking forward to meeting many of you out on the west coast!