What’s up everyone!
It’s me again, Josh Zeid, formally of the Philadelphia Philly clan, now of the Houston Astro brotherhood. Twelve months ago I gave you a rundown of who I was and where I came from and you can find that at my old blog “phinally phocused,” however that does not apply anymore. I am still focused but without the “ph’s.”
On July 29-30th (sometime around midnight I, along with three other Phillies minor leaguers were traded to the Astros for Hunter Pence. Most shocking moment in my life to this day. I loved every minute i had with the Phillies, and enjoyed meeting a ton of new people, but I am now thrilled to be a member of the Houston Astros system, and can’t wait to be a part of a growing and winning organization.
I am now out here in Scottsdale, after a year in which I struggled mightilly trying to find my niche both in the rotation and bullpen: but I am excited to pitch exclusively out of the pen and make the most of my second chance out here.
I feel extremely fortunate to be playing with the brand new Salt River Rafters. I want to thank the the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks for opening up their facilities to us and letting us use their Major League facilities. It is a state of the art facility with a movie theater, a gigantic weight room, and a clubhouse with 8 leather couches and 6+ flat screens ranging from 47- 60+ inches. We are extremely spoiled in there but it makes bonding with brand new teammates much easier.
We will be heading on the road to Peoria tomorrow for our first game at 12:35. I will either pitch the last inning tomorrow or Wednesday but either way, I’ll be out their rooting on every single one of my teammates.
Good luck to everyone still playing! Have fun out there! And let’s win some games.
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