Cory Lidle — American Athlete born on March 22, 1972, died on October 11, 2006

Cory Fulton Lidle was an American professional baseball player. A right-handed pitcher, Lidle spent nine seasons in Major League Baseball with seven different teams. Lidle was killed when the small aircraft he owned crashed into a residential building in New York City... (wikipedia)

Since the trade, I was just thinking about this day and mentally preparing to not get too excited. I knew I was going to have some extra adrenalin out there so I was really doing what I needed to do just to stay calm, you know, just try not to do too much.
I've learned over the years that it doesn't matter where you pitch in the rotation. For me, preparation is everything.
If I don't make the team out of spring training, I'll keep a good attitude. I'll just go polish up the parts of my game that made me not stay in the big leagues.
Yeah, it's risky, but no more risky than driving a car.
I may not be in the weight room as much as some guys, but I get my work done.