Well, I can’t explain how good it feels to finally be back out on the field and starting up my 2012 season. For those of you who don’t know, I broke my hamate bone back in spring training. I rehabbed for several weeks until the doctor finally cleared me to work out.
Finally, on Thursday, May 10 I flew up to Appleton, Wisconsin and made it in time to make the lineup that night.
It was a really long day of traveling but still the rush of being in a game again took over and wiped away all the fatigue/ jet lag. I didn’t get a hit that first night, but it was great to be back with my teammates and get back to playing.
This last week we went on the road and played the Kane County Cougars, the Kansas City affiliate. They had a pretty good turnout of fans at that ballpark, and my bat got going there as well. I hit my first home run of the season in the last game of the series.
Two of the days were field trip days for local schools so I definitely got my fair share of the Spongebob song. Once we finished up that four-game series we hit the road and got back to Appleton for a nice seven-game home stand.
It’s been a very exciting past week with being in the line up every day and getting the opportunity to go out and play the game of baseball daily.
I can’t explain how blessed I feel especially since the game was taken away from me for a few weeks.
Well that’s it for now from Appleton. I’ll try and get another blog out before we hit the road for the two week long road trip!
In the meantime, see you on Twitter at @N_Ram3314! Tweet at me and I’ll tweet back!
Hey there everyone!
Well so far its been a very exciting week for me. I’ve been cleared from the doctor to start participating in everything in a normal work out and the hand is feeling great! I’ve taken a few batting practices out on the field and can’t say that I have lost any of my “pop” haha!
But on the other hand not taking any ground balls for 5 weeks will definitely catch up to you. Let’s just say I was a little rusty the first couple days, but it’s like riding a bike, eventually it all comes back.
Today will be the first day in about five and a half weeks that I will be in a game and face some live pitching. I’m excited, can’t even describe my feelings right now. Everyone that I have talked to about my injury says, “wow you’re already healthy from it, that flew by!”
Well maybe it flew by to them but to me, it couldn’t have gone any slower. I’m hoping to get in a couple games here in Arizona and then be shipped out to an affiliate.
Meanwhile since I’ve had a good amount of downtime, Ive had plenty of opportunity to catch up on some ps3 games and have created countless numbers of cleats on NikeID.com. That could possibly be one of the best ways to pass time. I’m waiting to break these out in Wisconsin!
Well that’s it from me here in Arizona, everyone take care.
See you on Twitter at @N_Ram3314!
My name is Nick Ramirez and I currently play for the Milwaukee Brewers. I was selected in the fourth round in 2011, pick 131. I attended Cal State Fullerton from 2009-2011. I grew up in Anaheim, CA and attended Katella High School.
I’m currently working my way back onto the field and rehabilitating from a hammate bone injury. It’s probably one of the more common injuries that happen to players in baseball.
Luckily it was nothing too serious so I’ll be back in no time! This will be a blog about my journey through the entire season and what I experience on the way.
Hope you all enjoy it and keep coming back to read what I write. More posts to come!
Meanwhile, you can follow me on Twitter at @N_Ram3314