With the Holiday season coming to a close, a new season is set to begin. I know it's only December, but for a professional baseball player the start of the new year means that spring training is right around the corner. I like to devote this last week of the year to family and friends knowing that in a very short time I will be fully entrenched in a new baseball season. That being said, I find it important to use the new year as my indicator that the offseason is officially OVER....Baseball activities such as: throwing, baserunning, hitting, and fielding become more prevalent within my daily training routine. The 2012 baseball season starts now....Great players become great with the things they do before the season ever starts when nobody is watching! Play Hard & Work Harder!!!