Back Playing Under the Lights

Hey everyone, what’s up?? I know it has been a few days since I have been on here but a lot has been going on here. I have been trying to keep up with letting you all know what’s going on in the day to day but since I have finally graduated rehab, time is flying by. 

So where to start?? It felt like the day to finally pitch was never going to come and now it’s here. I have finally joined a full-season team club here in Palm Beach.  I am really enjoying the new/old lifestyle of baseball life. My schedule is completely opposite of rehab.

Instead of early mornings, it’s sleeping in time now. I show up to the field in the early afternoon. My new routine is with a team and the focus is to win games, not conquer my elbows issues because I am finally healthy!  

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To say the least, I can’t say it enough how thankful I am to be back playing under the lights and feeling like I am back to my old identity, a baseball player. I really had forgotten how much I had missed it until I got into the routine of being on the team. There is something about pitching in front of crowds, winning games and being apart of a team that really gets me pumped.

It has been a big transition to face hitters again.  They are actually working the count and know how to hit off-speed pitches, and make you throw strikes. You have to pitch again; you can’t just count on blowing guys away with a fastball. Another big difference is the intensity. It is amazing how much more goes into pitching when there are fans at the game. I like to take it to a whole new level!

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My first game was on the road in Bradenton, FL against the High-A team of the Pirates. They have done some renovations to the park since the last time I was there in 2011. They added a party deck around the outfield. It makes for a pretty cool atmosphere.

 Another highlight of the past week is doggy day at the park. (Follow the pups on Instagram and Twitter @pomswag).  The pups had an awesome time coming to the park and getting to watch me pitch. It was the first time they got to see that!

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Last thing I wanted to talk about is I did get a Vine. My account is @jordanswagerty . I have not really had a whole lot to put on there. So I need some help from you guys on what you want to see.  Until next time, thanks everyone for reading! Don’t forget to get updates on twitter @jordanswagerty. God Bless!

2 Comments

Happy to see a great outing last night. No runs or hits for an inning and 2/3. Keep working and the consistency will be there and we will be watching you perform your craft in St. Louis before you know. Thanks for sharing the pics of your family and pups. Keep up the good work!!! JB

That is a handsome family you have there. Particularly your stunningly beautiful sister. Hopefully her country music career is going in the right direction. As for you Jordan, you have a wealth of talent. Focus, focus, focus on what’s important. Don’t get distracted by the social media.

My second favorite player behind Yadier is Matt Adams. I’m willing to bet he worked his tail off to get where he’s at. You need to follow his lead. He forced his way onto the big roster with determination and the best use of his talents. Lord knows you have exceptional pitching skills. Put yourself back into the prospect conversation. Be aggressive on those hitters. Make them fear your existence!

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