So my last week has been interesting. Friday we didn't have practice, I hit a few really long rounds, then threw a pen, and a friend called telling me he was actually going up to hit so I stuck around and hit another couple short rounds.
Didn't do any baseball saturday, went paintballing which was a blast.. hadn't balled it up in a few years, and boy was I missing it.
Sunday I did the church thing and went to the field really quick after, threw a great pen, and took a few rounds of BP.
Then I took off for Baltimore..
Every time I throw a pen it gets better, feels stronger, movement is there, tons more control, mechanics are much more repeatable. My slider is really going again, and the change feels totally natural now.
I believe i'm throwing in an intersquad wednesday so that'll be good.
Positive shoulder tilt, stay back, arm up quick, finish out front, pretty much my thought process.
Hitting feels solid, I do my best when I'm literally just trying to jack it, my bat speed is distinctly better and I square up on everything, even the balls I don't get well are hard enough to get through the infield.
I just need the opportunities to show what I can do now..
Visiting JHU was great, went on a few different tours, saw some great faculty presentations, stopped in and talked to the Coach for a bit, etc.
I was really blown away by both Mechanical Engineering and International Studies programs, unfortunately they are both very demanding pathways, and well it would take one heck of a courseload to switch in or out of either option.
I don't have to declare a major yet, but I do need to effective chose the Engineering or Arts and Sciences school, which is an increasingly difficult decision for me.
I'm not opposed to doing classes in the summer (could probably do an internship or research opportunity while I stayed on campus so it would be worth my time.)
Lots of pondering to do, went and played some night basketball for step 1 (my lovely city has a several well lighted courts, just press a button and its like daytime haha) extremely calming to play under the stars..
I dunno, a lot has to do with what I see myself doing for a career, and I can see myself doing consulting moreso than designing things, but man I found it all extremely cool and worthwhile. Quite frankly I just enjoy learning, in an of itself, so we shall see...
As I've found out, something always works out in the end......