Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
|Lewis in the middle with his two brothers.|
I wanted to ask all of you to please pray for one of Jake's long time friends and friends of the Brigham family. Lewis Fontana was in a serious car accident early Sunday morning. He was air lifted to ORMC with internal bleeding, and has had two surgeries. One of them was to fix his broken ankle, and to stop bleeding. Please pray for healing and pray for all the families who have been impacted by this. Prayer is a powerful thing, and I know that the people this is going to believe in prayer. Thank you for all your prayers for Lewis, and his family.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
I wanted to update everyone with the season and explain a few things, especially to my new followers! :)
|Texas Rangers Affiliation|
Here is a map where all of the Texas Ranger affiliate teams are located...
Triple A Affiliate
Double A Affiliate
Class A Advanced Affiliate
Class A Affiliate
Each of these teams are levels and where Jake has played.. Some have skipped different levels, and other have played in same level for years! We played at AA last season in Frisco. We don' t know where we will be this year, and won't find out until a few days before camp breaks (this makes it really easy to find a place!)
Spring training starts for Jake on Thursday! He is very excited to get back in routine, and I am happy for him to get the ball rolling!
Facts during season:
Major league season plays 162 games in 180 days
Minor league season plays 142 games in 160 days
Each Roaster has 25 players.
Normally 13 position players & 12 pitchers (5 starters, 7 relievers)
As a starter you pitch every 5th day, as a reliever you are available every day.
Short season to AA they travel in a bus and location could be as far as 16 hours away
AAA-Big Leagues-Fly everywhere
When you fly for AAA you have to be on the first flight out of the city your in, and typically those are 5-6 am flights, this is the league rule - they do this if delays in flights, you still have all day to get there to be at the game that night (yes they do have to play that night, along with every other night.)
They play half in our city where we are at, half on the road (all levels)
Starting in April, Jake and I will never be able to eat dinner together unless at 11 p.m every night. He goes into the field everyday around 1 pm and we don't leave until 10:30-11 depending on game finishing.
When he travels to different cities, I cannot fly or travel with him, I would have to follow the bus or get a different flight. I only went on two road trips last season, but hope to go on more this year depending on location.
I go to every home game, and is usually 3 hours long (if no extra innings!) Last season I didn't buy one thing at the field (impressive huh?) I smuggled in snacks, and allowed to bring waters. It would be half our pay check if I bought a water every night there!
and... Texas Rangers was rated the TOP organization from top to bottom (all levels) in baseball! Pretty awesome to be apart of this organization!!
Hope you learned something new today! :)
Monday, February 13, 2012
Jake recently had a few articles written on him, and wanted to share with you all!
I really enjoy helping Jake with the interviews, I feel like his secretary typing up his answers.. I always try to throw some stuff in there, but Jake usually makes me delete it, the second article Peter asked some fun questions about us, which usually I never get brought up in interviews so that was kind of fun! Hope you enjoy!
Sunday, February 5, 2012
We finally made it to Arizona on Wednesday! We had an interesting day to say the least! We ended up using some free points we had that were going to expire, and didn't look at the route it was taking us.. Keep in mind, I hate flying and our route took us from FL, to Boston..had an hour layover and plane change, then from Boston to Arizona (5 hr flight!!) We had Sophie with us (our dog) and it took us about 12 hours to finally arrive. I ALMOST did not get on that plane, I had to have a few people talk help me through it (the moms) BUT I ended up getting on it lol. When we got to AZ we got a taxi take us to Surprise which was 45 min ride.. We didn't get in until 2:30 am.. We crashed!! The next morning was very busy! We had to get a ride to get our rental car, then pay some bills and sign paperwork at furniture place, sign our lease..wait for internet & cable, and then furniture people who were 7 hours late to deliver in between that our rental car got hit (no damage thank goodness) along with no insurance, and getting our apartment to feel like home! AHH... We again crashed Thursday night, and I was over everything that happened the last 48 hours!
|So excited to see snow!!|
The next day, I was feeling much better, and realized there will ALWAYS be things that go wrong when your moving across the country, and it was a new day! Jake is so excited to be back, and working out! He threw a really good bullpen on Friday, and is feeling ready/excited/anxious/nervous/happy you name it! :)
|Welcome to the Grand Canyon!|
|it was soooooo cold!!!|
We relaxed most of the day on Friday, ran a few more errands to get things we needed, and yesterday we decided to go to the Grand Canyon! Jake has never been the 6 years he has been out here, and we decided to go since our off days together are limited! He was in awe of the Grand Canyon, and it truly was amazing!! I went when I was little, but obviously didn't appreciate it.. We got lunch to eat there, was pretty cold (30's) so ended up not staying as long as we wanted to! Spring training starts on the 23rd, next weekend we plan on going to San Diego to visit my sister, for my nephew's birthday, along with Jake's on Friday, enjoying this small vacation and weekends off (we won't see those for 7 months pretty soon!)