Monday, March 9, 2009

Classic Update

I feel like it's been forever since I posted on this thing!! And I should have been - there's a lot going on!! So considering I can't sleep (I'll get to that in a minute), I figured now's just as good a time as any to catch up!

As I mentioned before, Matt was asked to work the World Baseball Classic. Well, it's in full swing right now! He left on February 27th to head to Arizona to work with the South African team as they did their workouts to prepare for the Classic.

While he was there, a couple cool things happened.
1 - He got to meet/ hang out with the Oakland A's major league clubhouse guys. I'm all about making those connections! (for him at least!)

2 - So, Matt is walking into the A's clubhouse... Jason Giambi is walking out. For those of you that don't know him, this is what he looks like...

For the ladies...

Aaaanywho... back to the story.
So Giambi is walking out and says to Matt, "Hi, I'm Jason Giambi"
Matt: "Matt G******"
Giambi: "Hey, did you used to work with Guy Gallagher down in Tampa?"
Matt: "Yeah, and the end of the season in '05 and '06."
Giambi: "Yeah, I thought you looked familiar."

I'm sorry.... what?!?! My husband, Jason Giambi remembered you! That's kinda cool in my book! One day... one day all this hard work will be worth it and you'll be in the Bigs!

On Friday, Matt headed down to Mexico City, Mexico...... and I've been stressed to the MAX since. Word to the wise - don't watch news story after news story about the ever growing drug war in Mexico. Did you know it's not just on the border? Yeah, Mexico City is the number 1 city in the world for kidnapping... soo... needless to say, God's been hearing from me about 24 hours a day lately.

I haven't really been able to talk to him much while he's been down there, but I know that day one consisted of course of unloading everything until about 2am! Oh, the life of a clubby...

We got to talk briefly yesterday in between him going from one place to the other... but we haven't been able to talk since then. We may be apart alot between my travel and his working in baseball, but my goodness, to not even have the OPTION to talk to each other makes it just a little more tough.

So, please pray for us, friends. Pray that Matt will have an amazing time and this will be a great opportunity for his career!! And pray that I just make it without completely stressing out until he gets home on Friday!

So, I will continue to update on what I know...

All I've got so far is the not so good news about South African losing Game 1!

Go South Africa!