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Spring training is winding down

March 31, 2012


Orange County, CA – A few week’s ago I got to see my son in the Kansas City Royals spring training complex. Sure his work is limited by the rehabilitation from the Tommy John surgery performed last June on the damaged ulnar collateral ligament in his left arm but seeing him throw was a special site for this proud Dad. The end of March officially makes up the fact that spring training is winding down to the end. Major League Baseball players and full season minor league professional baseball players are all eager for the games to count.

Even though John does not fit into these conditions at this time he continues to prepare for a return to the mound.  Seeing him in the professional baseball environment provides tremendous pride and satisfaction by knowing that opportunity remains on his side. I was more than pleased to see his physical condition and share his mental approach moving forward in his rehab work. My observations while watching him throw with fellow Royals organization’s players was a mere bonus for taking the drive to the Arizona desert community.

Knowing full well that John will be staying in Surprise for a couple more months which will afford extra chances to see him at work. Next trip is planned in April and I hope to offer some video of the left-handed throwing on the Royals farm.

  1. John Fisher permalink
    April 7, 2012 02:02

    James, It is great to read about John recovering nicely and preparing for his bright future. Although it’s challenging at times, he obviously has great support. Continue keeping us updated with your keen observations and writing skills. We hope to see him pitching soon and Trevor says Hello.

  2. April 7, 2012 09:39

    John –

    Hope you enjoyed your time at Spring training! We appreciate the support and hope to have the updates rolling in, every 5 days, real soon. Please keep in touch and pass along our hello from the left-coast.

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