Friday, March 25, 2011

All In, All The Time

All In, All The Time

From the minute the alarm clock goes off, until you lay your head down at night, the Troy Trojans’ baseball team is on the grind. Not only dealing with the practice and workouts, but with studying and study hall.

Workouts and practice are the payoff, the fun part that you look forward to during the day. Unfortunately, we don't get to be on the field all day.

Classes go anywhere from 8 a.m. to around 3 p.m. for our players. We usually have practice at around 3 or 4, with the occasional night practice. Our mandatory workout schedule is Sundays at 7:15 p.m. and Wednesday at 8:15 p.m.

However, our players are so dedicated that we end up being in the weight room pretty much every day. That's the fun part. The downer comes after the workouts – study hall.

Study hall can be frustrating at times, and very stressful but, in the end, it is good for you. As a college athlete, it’s great to have because it forces you to study. However, sometimes you just can't do it and that's just reality.

These are the times when you procrastinate and, as baseball players, go get some more work in at the field and make up your study hall time the next day.

Different players have different opinions on the daily routine of college athletes. Here are some one line summaries from your Trojans on a day in the shoes of a Trojan baseball player.

Ivan Carter – "It’s a struggle sometimes, but always grinding."

Nathan Hill – "Since I was a young boy I played the silver ball."

Ali Knowles – "It's a full time job with no pay."

Joshua Dozier – "I might as well not even pay for housing or rent because I live at the field and at study hall."

Day-in and day-out, your Trojans are giving everything they can, therefore you should come out and support and show some love because nothing’s better than looking up into a packed stadium.

Come out this weekend. Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 1p.m. and support.

Go Trojans

Jimmy Hodgskin

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