I?m finally going to get out and explore Tokyo with my wife, LeeAndra, tonight. I’m knocking this blog out before our second exhibition game, a day game on Sunday here, and we just have a little quick workout tomorrow, because this is our chance to explore — tonight and tomorrow.
I?m not sure what we?re going to do, but I am sure that LeeAndra has a plan. She?s the planner of the two of us. I met her in July of 2006 and we got married in November 2007. I kinda knew right away, obviously, that she was right for me.
She?s a trooper, for sure. She pretty much goes on every trip with me — even though she?s not crazy about flying. Just having her around to support me is awesome. Having her to go home to, no matter where I am, makes everything feel kind of homey, and that?s the way I like it.
When you?re single, you go out more, and that can wear you out. I?m kind of a homebody, and I just love having someone to go home and chill out with. We?ll talk about baseball a little bit, but not much. A nice little balance, I?d say. She obviously knows when I pitch well and when I don?t, but none of that matters to her, and it?s nice to go home — especially after a bad game — and have someone there who won?t critique your performance and just loves you for who you are. It keeps me relaxed and in a good frame of mind.
I?ve heard people say that the sign of a good couple is when one person?s strengths make up for the other person?s weaknesses, and vice-versa. That?s definitely the case with me; she makes up for some of my weaknesses. Like the planning thing. I kind of just shoot from the hip, and whatever happens, happens. She?s the one who has to have everything planned out on paper to a T, making sure we know how everything?s going to go, and that?s definitely a better approach to most things as opposed to being a gunslinger and just letting it fly.
So I?m looking forward to seeing what she?s got workin? tonight. I?m not sure what it is, but I do know I want to check out this eight-story electronics store I?ve heard about. I?ll have to make sure that gets into the schedule.
Basically, we just want to get out of the hotel and feel the city a little bit. I?ll just roll with whatever LeeAndra has in store for us.
I?m still feeling pretty good as far as jet-lag goes, by the way. I think it?s because I?ve spent so much time in my room. I haven?t had any trouble sleeping, and I feel great. I guess a few of the guys are dragging, but I still feel like I?m adjusted.
Let?s just hope it stays that way, right? Talk to y?all tomorrow after the workout.