Downtime in Dallas

Well another week in the books and things are still going well down here in Florida. I’m back in games, getting closer to the finish line and hopefully never looking back. The only issue we’ve been dealing with down here is the weather. It’s tough to get a sunny day! Recently we had a four day break and the days before we left, we had two rainouts and the first two days since I’ve been back, it’s been raining. The hurricane that hit up north in the state has really thrown a lot of rain our way.

Now let’s talk about the four day break. I did get to head home to Dallas over the break, and I expected to just kick back and put my feet up but it seemed like I couldn’t slow down. When you’re only back for a few days, it seems like everyone already has plans for you.  A positive is that I did get to see a lot of family I usually don’t get to see during the season.

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Harlow flying back to Dallas with me

 

We started off the trip with a little bit of shooting taking out some pistols, a few assault rifles, and my .50 Cal (video here).

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I spent half a day out shooting and had a blast! Living in Dallas we are pretty close to Ft. Worth, Texas which is the home of the Ft. Worth stockyards. It has become one of my favorite places. There is really a lot of Texas history there, and it really feels like you’re in the Wild West. We started out by browsing a few of the shops, which, of course, turned into making a few purchases. I got my hat re-shaped and picked up a new band for it.  My pops got a new cowboy hat, so we were looking pretty Texan!

After we toured the shops, we stopped long enough to get a picture with the Texas longhorn.  Then, we proceeded to the petting zoo. Got plenty of good pictures and and memories. The last place we went to was a local restaurant that is pretty famous called Reattas.  It really is a great place with a story. There was a big tornado that swept through Ft. Worth in early 2000 that blew away the restaurant.  The old Reattas sat on the 35 floor of the old Bank One Building where you had a great view of the city, where people came from miles around to eat and see the view. It really was a cool place to eat and a cool atmosphere. To say the least I had an awesome break but now its time to get back to business and keep getting better everyday.

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I did have another outing over the weekend and it went much better than the first one, the difference being my fastball command and velocity. I only had to use two breaking balls in the outing out of the nine pitches I threw.  It was a one, two, three inning, but I could have had a better one with the breaking balls I threw but at the end of the day my arm feels good and I got to throw a baseball another day!

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Thanks to everyone keeping up with the blog I love reading the comments. It really is fun to fill y’all in on the day to day in my world which has been rehab but soon hope to be back on a team! Follow me on twitter @jordanswagerty and God Bless!

12 Comments

I want to know when you think you might get to the bigs ? I am not even sure where you actually are ? Palm Beach team ? I am looking forwarded to seeing you get up here. I have all you autos .. When do you expect to be in Memphis ?

Im in Florida right now hope to be working my way up the ladder soon!

Glad you are healthy and enjoying life. Keep up the hard work!

Happy to hear the first few outings are going well. May they continue to improve for you and your health stay great! I, also, really enjoy Ft. Worth. It seems like Ft. Worth and Dallas are a huge ways apart in personality. Give me cowtown any time! Good luck as your season progresses.

thanks so much!

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Jordan, Looks like you’ve really started to progress…awesome pup. Enjoy life man, hope to see you in the BIGS soon.

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You have been one of those guys whose personality sticks out. I still have the messages saved in my email, first one, when you were drafted by the Cards, second, when you threw your first ball after surgery. You are one of those special people I will follow now that I’m finished with baseball writing. You and your sister impress me. Keep up all the hard work and enjoy the special moments. You never know where this journey will take you!

thanks so much! means a lot!

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