December 31, 2009

Hellur!

Hi peeps! This is Lindsay. I was just going to let you all know that I am going to start sending out an email for my new blog everytime I update. I was going to make an email list and needed to know who to put on it. I know we send out an email to a lot of people for this blog, and I just need to know who all wants to be put on the email for my blog. So, email me at Ldevore7@gmail.com and let me know if you do or don't! Ta Ta!
-Lindsay

December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone


I hope everyone is having a great Christmas holiday so far. We had a lot of family over for dinner tonight here in Venice. It was a great night with lots of good food. Nothing beats having everyone get together like this. Well, except when Lindsay is here with us. The whole holidays thing with family in Florida and Alabama will eventually work its self out. We will finds ways to spend time in both places but for this holiday we stayed at home with our families. Tonight the whole neighborhood here puts out luminaries along the road and cars will drive through looking at the Christmas lights and people will stroll around for a walk. It definitely feels like Christmas when we see the whole neighborhood lit up. MERRY CHRISTMAS to everyone and have a happy and safe new year.



Adam



Kara and I 2008




Rockband Christmas 2007




Grandpa 2005







Christmas 2002



Old school picture here, no idea what year







Kara and I again....haha



December 7, 2009

SEC Champs!!



I'm sure everyone knows by now Alabama Football is for real!!!! That wasn't even a close game. Alabama's offense put up 490 yards on Florida's number one ranked defense. They still haven't sealed the deal yet...the national championship game is waiting for them in January.

My agent called me the other day to give me a little update on winter ball. A team from Puerto Rico contacted them and was interested in me coming down to play. Hopefully something will be worked out soon so I can get to playing. I've been hitting and throwing pretty much everyday and my swing is feeling good right now. Usually at this point in the offseason my swing wouldn't be game ready but I've been working hard to get it there. If anything new happens I'll let you know.


ROLLTIDE,
Adam

December 2, 2009

new blog!

I have been in the process of creating a new blog! Not one to replace this one, though. After keeping up with this blog for so long with the intentions of only writing about baseball, it's time to make a blog about everything other than baseball, and this blog will just be about Adam & baseball. I realized that some people only really want to know about what's happening during the season & offseason, baseball wise. Now that I will be busy trying to plan a wedding, I am sure that there are going to be many fun adventures that I will want to blog about! Adam and I will both be updating this blog very often, so please don't think we aren't going to blog on this one! The new blog is not just going to be about wedding planning though, it's going to be about what-eva I feel like blogging about! :) (I really did just use the word 'blog' 9 times in that paragraph...)

So, I am going to add a link to my blog (which is www.LindsayLoo7.blogspot.com) on the sidebar so you can either come here and click on it, or whatever you want to do! I won't be sending out an email every time I update my blog though.

Well that's about it! Adam posted an update below this one so check it out!!

-Linday


December 1, 2009

A lot going on


Since the little surprise trip up to Bama last weekend things have kicked into full gear down here in Sarasota. The training facility I'm at this offseason (IMG Performance Institute) is really picking up the pace. The workouts have shifted from an endurance phase to a strength/power phase, meaning a lot heavier weights and a lot more soreness. Along with the strength training schedule of 4 days a week, they have me taking part in their i-Vision center three days a week. This is new to IMG but has some interesting ideas and drills. They got it from the Air Force who used it to train their fighter pilots. The 45 min sessions exercise all the muscles in your eyes by doing drills that work on focus, reaction times, peripheral vision, and other stuff...it gets pretty intense. click here to check it out.

It's getting that time of year where some of the professional baseball guys start coming back to IMG to start their training. I looked over at the tread mill today to see Josh Fields, one of the guys from last years group, getting his sweat on. He was traded from the White Sox to the Kansas City Royals just a few weeks ago and is excited to get a fresh start with a new team. Ian Desmond jumped right in today for his first time at IMG. He is a younger kid from the Sarasota area that was drafted in the third round by the Washington Nationals in 2004. He made his big league debut this year and seems to be a real good kid. Besides working out we spent most of the day talking about mental approaches at the plate and small mechanical changes in his swing that enabled him to have a break out year. I've heard rumors that Joey Votto is heading back this way. Since the Cincinnati Reds moved their spring training home from Sarasota, FL to Goodyear, AZ I didn't think he would train down here. He was a great guy to train with, always keeping everyone loose and on their toes. I hope we see him here soon. Up until now it's been just me by myself hitting the weights but now it looks like we are going to have a good group of guys. It sure makes working out a lot more fun with other people.

I haven't heard anything about winter ball or free agency yet. I feel like I'm in good baseball shape right now so I hope a winter ball team calls with some interest soon. It would give me a chance to work on my hitting and also make a little bit of money. As far as free agency goes, it would be nice to start hearing from some National League teams. A player like myself who can play a lot of positions is more valuable to a National League team because they carry an extra position player on the bench. There is no DH (designated hitter) in that league so there are a lot of line-up moves when substituting for the pitchers late in the game. But at this point I really don't care who calls just as long as they have a job for me.

It will be tough not having Lindsay down here anymore but I think we will both stay real busy. There is a small chance we could meet up in Atlanta this weekend if I get tickets to the SEC Championship game between Alabama and Florida. If not then maybe later in December when Matt Wilhite (long time teammate) is getting married up in Kentucky.

I'll keep everyone up-to-date on all the baseball happenings.
Rolltide!

Adam



Josh Fields


Ian Desmond


Joey Votto