Thanks for coming back. As usual I went to Twitter to help find topics for the next blog post.
A lot of you asked about my decision to not go back to go school this fall. There are a lot of factors that went into deciding to not return to Palo Alto. The main issue would be the inability to take the classes that I need in order to obtain my major. With the season going until it does, I would miss at least two weeks of class. Last year, I missed three. The classes I would be due to take are in lab, design and building classes, classes that require you to be there from day one and often involve group work. Stanford is very understanding to many situations, but this is one where they can only do so much to help me out.
I still plan to return at some point to finish. I think would it be cool to go back and finish my degree and help out the baseball program. As for this offseason, I am going to give myself a nice break in my place that is down in Florida. I will also head back to Indiana to spend time with everyone there. It will be a nice quick breather until I start preparing myself for the season next year.
The other topic of interest seems to be the Smurf trip. And for good reason. We had a great time on our way to New York City. All the rookies from last year and this year donned white tights, blue paint and white hats to create a strong resemblance to the Smurf crew. We had a great time with it. We had to have them kill the air conditioning in the train because we were all so cold since shirts were not part of the Smurf outfit. When we got to NYC, Michael Morse played the theme song on his Bose dock as we walked through Grand Central Station, which was probably the funniest part of the trip. We got some good laughs out of people.
And for those gamers, I do plan on getting the new Call of Duty in November. I picked up NHL12 the other day, and am fairly certain I have yet to win against Tyler Clippard.
That's all I've got for now. I will get another blog up here soon hopefully. As usual, hit me up on Twitter (@DrewStoren).