“Guest Blogger: Brent Leach”
Hey this is Brent Leach! I am left handed bullpen pitcher representing the LA Dodgers here in the AFL. I am just dropping in to give a quick update. Let me first say that I am very blessed and honored to be a part of the team here. Each day we are all giving opportunities to become a better baseball player. Whether it is improving a baseball skill, learning from a new situation, gaining emotional maturity, or general conditioning, a task is on hand every day. I believe I can speak for everyone one when I say that the AFL is another step closer to becoming a major league baseball player. Over the past two weeks, I can already sense the high level of competition. Everyone is striving with high expectations before another baseball season wraps up and we head home for the offseason. The hitters have been real aggressive so far but on the flip side so have all the pitchers. My pitching coach, Charlie Hough, told me to be real attentive to hitters here, because a lot of these hitters I will see again in the big leagues. Most of the guys seem to have a strong sense of camaraderie here, chasing the same dream with the same goals in mind. As a Dodger, during spring training my teammates and I always get to here Tommy Lasorda talk. One of the points he talks about are the three types of baseball players. Players who watch happen, players that wonder what happened, and the players who make it happen. I believe that all these guys who are out here are doing their best to make it happen. It takes skill, little bit of luck, blessings from God, and a lot of hours of hard work to reach the major leagues. With almost two weeks completed and five weeks to go, the Arizona Fall League is packed full of intense competition and it is only going to get stronger. Season always seem to fly by fast so with a little bit of pride and a little bit of humility I am always proud to say that I am blessed to put on my baseball uniform every day I get the chance.
Finally I would like to give a shout out to my family, friends, and if I have any fans out there yawl too. (hah) To my wife Sara, who knows me best and shares my passion for baseball with me, thank you for being more than I could ever ask for. That will wrap up this post. Over and Out!