Looking Forward to the Weekend…

Tomorrow = two words: pitchers and catchers. WHOOOHOOOO!!! We are finally back to baseball! Sure, they are basically just running and streching, but they are running and streching in preparation for baseball. It is so exciting! How many long, hard months have we been waiting for this? Too many. Way too many.

It’s going to be a tough season for me and all Padres fans. I just read a preview for the Padres and 2009 looks very bleak. It was a depressing article, actually. It seems very likely that Jake Peavy will not end the season with us. We’re not going to win that many games with the team we are planning to put on the field. And I mean, VERY depressing article. But I need to have hope that this team will play above expectations. I mean, who thought the Rockies or the Rays would get to where they went? We can win. I know that. I am dying for my team to prove that they are better than what people expect them to be. I am a Padres fan, and proud of it. We may lose a lot of games this year, we might lose our All-Star, CY Young winner and ace Jake Peavy, but I will stand by my team and I will support them through the good, the bad, and the ugly. It just won’t be easy.

But now, here is the most shocking news of all. You all know that I am super excited about tomorrow, and that the Padres’ 2009 season is finally getting started. But…I am not going to be here! *gasp*! No, I will not be in San Diego, and no, I will not be in Arizona (that would be amazing!!), but I will be up in the mountains with a group from my church. We will be serving a group of about 700 teenagers in a camp up there. We serve them all their meals, but we get some time to ourselves to have Bible studies and stuff too. It’s going to be a lot of fun, and I am really looking forward to it. There is two feet of snow up there right now from the storm last weekend, and there’s another storm coming in today. It is going to be very cold. I’m really hoping that we’ll be able to get up there before it starts snowing. It would be a big hassle to try to drive through the snow and everything. I have never been in falling snow in my life, but I have a pretty good feeling that I will be this weekend. It’s going to be very cold, but I am very thankful that we have heated cabins with bathrooms on the inside. It’s going to be an adventure, that’s for sure. So, if any of you think of it, we would really appreciate prayer as we minister to a lot of hurting teenagers, and also safety on the road with the inclement weather.

We’re leaving this afternoon, and we’ll be back on Monday afternoon. Also, if there’s any big news in the baseball world, feel free to leave me a comment so I can catch up on everything when I get back. Of course, you can also just leave a comment saying how much you miss me 🙂 I’m really going to miss blogging and reading all of your blogs! Hey, you could also post links to entries you write so I can definitely read them when I get back! OK, OK, I do want a lot of comments when I get back 🙂 See you Monday! And GO PADRES!!!

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  1. happyyoungster

    Have fun on your trek to the mountains and remember to bundle up! Do you even own a winter coat!!??
    Although the ’09 outlook looks bleak, hang in there. It’s much easier to be a fan when your team is winning. It’s when they’re not winning that you can show your true colors You’re a true fan, believe it After all, we can’t all be Red Sox and Yankee fans…!


  2. AJRoxMyWhiteSox

    Have fun up in the mountains, Kaybee! And stay warm! Coming from a Chicago girl, it can get pretty cold with snow falling. A different type of cold than Chicago, but cold nonetheless! And falling snow is beautiful (even though I absolutely hate snow). I’ll stop by early Monday morning (before class) and leave you links for my blog! 🙂 Hahaha! Have a great weekend!

  3. juliasrants

    Kaybee – have a wonderful time! You will love falling snow; take it from a New Englander! If you need any cold weather advice – just ask! My husband & sons have just come off a weekend of winter camping (in the snow & tents!) with the Boy Scouts! I promise – if there is any big Padres news I’ll be sure to report it for you!


  4. Kaybee

    NICK, I sure hope we have a good season.

    HAPPY, I actually don’t, but a friend is bringing one for me. Thanks so much, your comment was really encouraging!

    TOM, thanks! That’s what I’m hoping…

    JEN, we’re supposed to get 5-7 inches up there tonight, so I will get to find out if I like it or not. Thanks!

    JULIA, Thanks so much! Like if we sign Manny or something crazy like that, I’m sure you’ll let me know!

  5. metmainman

    You have to trade big names like Peavy and build around prospects and young talent like Kouzmanoff and Adrian Gonzalez. Thats how rebuilding works sadly.
    the first project assignment is up and running! Grade another MLBlog! You’ve already been graded by a little birdy….

  6. ohy22xd

    I know I’m late but I hope you’re having fun right now! You are in my prayers. Everyone misses you and including me!
    I have a Padres news. We have a new hitting coach! His name is Jim Lefebvre. He managed the Mariners, Cubs, and Brewers. He sounds like a great coach. We’ll wait and see what he can do for us. I can’t wait for more reports to come.Well Kaybee, be safe and enjoy!!

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