Update

Well, the last ten days have been busy. We played pretty much every day in Arizona. Plus, there was lots of stuff to get sorted out as I was moving to Appleton. My first real home away from home.

I got here in Appleton yesterday. Nice place from what little I have seen so far. A good friend of mine, Phillippe Aumont with the Mariners, played here last year so I had lots of advance info. We played today in lots of wind and cold which the Midwest League is known for. I am Canadian, but west coast Canadian, so alot of wind and snow is somewhat new to me as well.

The one thing that appears so obvious is that the fans are really behind this team. This is not a line. That is the first thing I felt. Plus, we hear the home opener is already sold out. I am not sure, but I heard that this has not happened before. I cannot wait until Thursday, as we finally will be able to play as a true team in front of home fans.

Our spring training in Arizona is good and all, yet there is no substitute for playing real games on behalf of a town. So, I am very happy to be here in Wisconsin, and am looking to do some really good things at the plate, that is for sure.

I am moving in as I write this. Took a break. We have minimal stuff to put into our apartment, and I put most of my belonging in my car before I had it shipped to here this week. The complex reminds me of a university type dorm setting, where I would stay often while travelling with Team Canada. Three of us will share one unit. And I really like my roommates.

Not alot to say at this point. Am just getting my bearings down. I need games and have been waiting for a while to finally start my first pro season. Every guy on the team is very excited about our opener in two days, with such a big crowd. So I will report in after our first game or two.

Thanks for reading.

Brett

 

 

9 Comments

Good Luck Brett! Hope to see you in Maryvale in 2010! Have a great season and go Appleton!

Brett,

I was super excited when you were drafted. More excited when I saw that you’d likely spend some time in Appleton this year, and began planning some trips up there to see you and all of the other exciting prospects. Then, I saw the games scheduled at Miller Park, and bought up some tickets as fast as I could. Glad you’re getting settled in, and cant wait to see you in a couple of weeks down here in Milwaukee… It’ll be a nice preview for when you’re starting down here!

Brett,

I was super excited when you were drafted. More excited when I saw that you’d likely spend some time in Appleton this year, and began planning some trips up there to see you and all of the other exciting prospects. Then, I saw the games scheduled at Miller Park, and bought up some tickets as fast as I could. Glad you’re getting settled in, and cant wait to see you in a couple of weeks down here in Milwaukee… It’ll be a nice preview for when you’re starting down here!

It was a fun game to watch last night. Rough game at the plate for both teams but the T-Rats pitching looked really good.

You look like you are doing well at 2nd. Have you found you are comfortable with that switch or are you still getting settled in?

Thanks!

Dear Mr. Lawrie,
I am a 14 year old from Rochester, NY and a huge fan of yours. I woudl be delighted if ou could send me an autograph of yourself.
Thanks and good luck this season!
Ben Trageser
155 Wyatt Drive
Rochester, NY 14610

Hey, I’m glad you like Appleton. It is the city I come from and is a pretty friendly place. You don’t know how much my friends and I follow you and the rest of the team! We’re down here in Oshkosh, about 20 minutes south of Appleton, but look forward to making a game soon. Good luck with the season.

Brett,

Good luck in your upcoming season.Look forward to seeing you in the notso distant future in Detroit vs. my beloved Tigers.
Kritter [ baseball canada]

Hey, it was pretty cool to see you guys play today in Milwaukee. Had a bit of bad luck with that hard shot right at short, but still was an awesome win! look forward to seeing you some this summer and hopefully down here in Milwaukee in the near future! Keep working at it and you’re gonna be known as Big Game Brett in no time!

I really enjoyed watching you playing this season. Thanks.

RobertJ
http://superbaseball.blinkweb.com/

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