July 11, 2013
Mood: Humble 😐
Music: Bruno Mars - Treasure
Well, I finally moved out of my hotel room in Rochester and signed a lease on a pretty good apartment. Dad and Janelle rented a U-Haul and drove a bunch of my stuff from my old apartment in Minneapolis all the way here, so I can finally be comfortable. I didn’t realize how much I missed my Xbox lol! I've been playing COD a lot again, but I'm a total noob now after not playing for a while. I guess I just have to accept that maybe I’ won’t be as good as I used to be. That’s a lot easier to do with COD than it is with Baseball.
Continue reading Game 88 Recap: From the Livejournal of Cole DeVries
June 28, 2013
Mood: Tired 😐
Music: Imagine Dragons - Radioactive
I had a dream last night that I was pitching for the Twins at Target Field. It was a beautiful sunny day and there was a huge crowd cheering for the first pitch and I was up on the mound and the batter was standing in the box and the umpire was shouting “Play Ball” and the ball was in my glove and then the ball was in my hand my hand and then… I just couldn’t throw the ball. I knew I had to throw the ball, and I wanted to throw the ball, and I was staring at the ball in my hand thinking “I need to throw you” but I just couldn’t do it. I couldn’t throw a pitch. Everybody was waiting for me to start the game and the crowd was getting impatient, and I could hear them muttering “Why can’t he throw the ball, what’s wrong with him” and I was getting more and more frustrated. Then I saw Coach Gardenhire start to walk out of the dugout towards me and I knew I had to throw a pitch right then, throw it Now! Okay, just throw it Now! Come on! What’s wrong with you just throw it now! But it was too late, Coach Gardenhire was coming and I couldn’t do a thing. And then I woke up.
Continue reading Game 75 Recap: From the Livejournal of Cole DeVries
June 20, 2013
Mood: 😀 Happy
Music: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton - Can't Hold Us
I just got off the phone with Brian. He called from the clubhouse to tell me he had another big game and is still “Jacking bombs all over” and is really on a roll now. It was great to hear him excited about baseball again and hear the guys getting rowdy in the background after a big W. Sometimes Brian acts like baseball is just a thing you do to help you get girls lol. I know deep down he’s got a the same Passion I do for the Game but he just needs to show it more often.
Continue reading Game 69 (lol Brian would love that) Recap: From the Livejournal of Cole DeVries
June 14, 2013
Music: Justin Timberlake - Mirrors
Well guys I guess sometimes acheiving your dreams is easier said than done. I have had a few Setbacks here at triple A and I guess I am not quite Ready to join the boys up with the Twins. It sucks and maybe the Old Me would have let the darkness creep back in but the New Me is all about positivity. Coach Glynn told me not to be discouraged because I have the “stuff” to make it in the big leagues, and I said “You don’t have to tell me, I know I have the “stuff,” I just have to believe in myself more and really Let It Fly.” He kind of laughed a little and gave me a long look and then sighed and said “You got it kid.” I like Coach Glynn a lot and I’m going to miss him when I get called up, but I like Coach Gardenhire too even though he can be intimidating but you always know that he is in your corner fighting for you.
Continue reading Game 62 Recap: From the Livejournal of Cole DeVries
May 31, 2013
Mood: Hungry XD
Music: Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky
Well here I am in Rochester working out my game so that I am ready to rejoin the Minneosta Twins! My rehab is going really well, I feel great and I am throwing the ball good and Coach Glynn says that it's only a matter of time before I get the Big Call and get the Twins back on track to the playoffs! I pitch tonight and I'm so pumped, I think I'm gonna have a good outing.
Continue reading Game 51 Recap: From the Livejournal of Cole DeVries
April 26, 2013
Mood: 😀 Determined
Music: Drake - Started From the Bottom
Well, here I am in Sunny Florida ready to start my rehab assignment and get back on track to rejoining the team in the Majors!
It’s so nice to be down here where it’s warm and nice out instead of in gloomy snowy Minnesota. I think the long Winter really started to get to me in weird ways and I did some things that I kind of regret. It was a really dark time, maybe even darker than the last dark time, but it's good to be feeling happy again. When Mr. Ryan called to tell me that I was ready to start playing baseball again I was so excited, but it was tough to break the news to Cassandra that I was returning to baseball. She got real angry and called me a sellout and a drone and that she always knew I was a yuppie loser. She also said some other stuff that I don't want to talk about.
Continue reading Game 18 Recap: From the Livejournal of Cole DeVries
Mood: 😐 grim
Music: Bauhaus – She’s In Parties
The world is a ruined abyss of endless torment.
Mayhem and madness are all that is left.
Monsters are everywhere.
Craven beasts pick their way through the wrack and ruin.
Searching in vain for remnants of their own lost souls.
I am a ghost.
I am nothing.
Continue reading From the Livejournal of Cole DeVries: Darkness
April 11, 2013
Mood: 🙁 Despondent
Music: Fallout Boy - My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)
Baseball is a cruel mistress and I just don't know if it’s even worth it anymore. I was so excited to be healthy for the start of the season and to be in the major league rotation. Now I feel like my Career is at a crossroads. I know it's just a forearm strain but what if I never heal? I am doing my rehab and the trainer says I'm doing good. I've heard that Coach Gardenhire wants me back in the rotation because he "likes my stuff." But this is so hard.
Continue reading From the Livejournal of Cole DeVries: Disabled List
April 4, 2013
Mood: 😀 Excited
Music: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Thrift Shop
It’s another great day to be a Twin! We won another game against the Tigers, who are a great team with some great hitters so getting this W was very important and Meaningful to all us guys. Mike Pelfrey pitched well and the Boys really swung the bats and the Bullpen did its job and that’s what it takes to win big games. I still haven’t pitched yet but I am so excited to be back in the majors and healthy. Coach Gardenhire says I’m gonna pitch in the next series and I might have a chance to give us another series Win and keep us rolling on the road to the Playoffs!
I just feel like this is going to be the best year ever. The offseason was very long and tough, dealing with my injury and all those other things. It was a dark time for me and maybe someday I will be ready to write about it, but for now I am just happy and grateful for my Family and Team (and Brian lol, even if he called me a p***y a lot) for helping me come back in the Spring even Stronger and more perseverant than ever. And not to be arrogant, but I really kicked a** in the Spring! Coach Gardenhire and Mr. Ryan say they are very confident in me and want to “see what I can do” this season and I sure do plan to show them “what I can do” lol! I am going to pitch my tail off win a lot of ballgames.
It’s great to be teammates with Brian again, even if he is still the same dirty dog lol. He didn’t even play today because he was out so late last night, he brought ANOTHER girl home and woke me up at like 3 AM. Oh yeah, we’re roommates now! We have a cool apartment that’s technically a 1 bedroom but one of the closets was so big that I am using it as my bedroom lol. Mom and Scott and Kaycie came over for housewarming and Kaycie was being a brat about how small my room is, but Brian is paying for our cable TV so he gets the big room. He said I should thank him because otherwise we wouldn’t have the Playboy Channel. LOL!
I don’t like to talk bad about former Teammates, but it is also good to not have A**x B*****t in the Clubhouse anymore. He was not a good presence and I can say that this year’s team is 100% Good Guys. I told Brian this and he laughed and said “just wait until they get to know you,” and I am not sure what he meant but he is right there are a lot of new faces to get to know.
All in all, I’d better wrap this up because the guys are celebrating. I just have a feeling that this is going to be a great Season and I know it’s early but the clubhouse already has a playoff feel and I can’t wait to get out there and Pitch.
Until next time,
Twins 8, Tigers 2
September 14, 2012
Mood: 🙁 forlorn
Music: Adele - Someone Like You
I didn't watch the game but I heard we won. I was supposed to be at the stadium but whatever. I went to Mom and Scott's house instead. Mom made meat loaf and tater tots which are my favorite foods but I wasn't even hungry. Kaycie was being a brat all night saying that I was acting like a little p***y but I didn't care. They don't understand. My chest hurts so bad and the doctor said it's because my rib is broken but I know its because I have a broken heart.
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