I also don't mean that I like the infielder because we follow one another on Twiiter.
Simply put, I like the dude because, from time to time, he clues us in as to what it's like to be a professional baseball player.
Case in point. This past week, the newest member of the Baltimore Orioles was in "Charm City" getting checked out and let us know what exactly what is meant by "pending physical".
From his blog:
They put you through about fifteen different tests, not only to check your vision, but also to check the health of your eyes in general and make sure you won't have any problems a few years down the road. You might assume that the blood work and "cough test" would be the shitty parts of my day, but spending thirty minutes with laser beams and bright lights shining directly in your eyes definitely takes the cake.
After passing those I gave some blood and was asked to pee in a cup for probably the 400th time in the past five years. The process started around 9 AM and finally finished right around 3 PM.
It's an interesting read...you can check out the rest over at his site. You'll thank me later.