I figured I'd hammer out a late-night blog here in our first night in Chicago. Following a great dinner with some of the guys, I am in the room watching "Last Call with Carson Daly." Pretty cool show, not your typical late-night talk show format.
Anyway, you are probably more concerned with the resignation as opposed to my choice in late-night television. My thought on the situation is this: I enjoyed playing for Jim Riggleman and I am disappointed that he has decided to leave, but I do understand the need to do what you think is best for you.
As a team, we are ready to go forward. We have a strong clubhouse led by solid, veteran guys who know how to win at the big league level. Like I said in a few interviews before we left D.C., it'll be a good test for us, but I trust that we will be all right.
So enough with that heavy stuff. I have to mention how awesome the crowds were this past homestead. It's fun to win, but it's a lot more fun to win in front of a great crowd. We definitely appreciate it when Nationals Park rocks.
I always say to ask me questions on Twitter (@DrewStoren) and I will answer one each blog entry.
@BullpenJunkie25 asked me about what it was like throwing to Pudge Rodriguez. Growing up, I was a huge Pudge fan. So when I threw to Pudge last year, there was definitely an awe factor. He is great to throw to because he has such an incredible knowledge of the game and of the hitters. He calls a great game, we are rarely on different pages. It is always fun throwing to him, it has helped me learn a lot about me as a pitcher.
And yes we did tape the cribs episode. I feel like it will be fairly close to quality entertainment. We are doing some editing and will get it put up as soon as possible. Keep your eyes on my Twitter for any updates.
All right, I'm off to bed, hoping to sleep a solid eight to 10 hours. I'll blog again soon. Shoot your comments and questions to Twitter.