This is mostly because I am trying to pace myself.
We have a long way to go on this roadtrip, and we're just getting started. There is a lot of potential disappointment ahead and I would hate to use it up too early.
Uncharacteristically negative, you say? I suppose so... But I've been bracing myself for the suckiness that is our June schedule for a while.
Hope for the best (a miraculous turn-around of our well-documented road woes and dare I say it, even a series win or two), expect the worst (more of the same...including terminal team allergies to playing with a lead on the scoreboard and hitting with RISP), and keep expectations manageably low (just try not to get swept by the crappy teams, OK?) has been the formula I've developed in preparation.
So far so good. Friday almost made me believe in miracles (a win, on the road, in extra innings even). But then Saturday and Sunday brought us more of the same. But, we did not get swept by a crappy team...so there's that.
And now that we're embarking on a 4-day series in Oakland (yippee), I've decided to do what I can to help the team. So, I've been Googling self-defense tips. Here's what I've found that might come in handy: