Baseball is universal
The writers were asking me what the first game in China was like. It was like a baseball game. That’s the way I approach it. I got here early today, took early batting practice in the cage, worked on my swing and got mentally prepared. It doesn’t matter to me if it’s regular season or Spring Training or Florida or China. I get into my routine and try not to change whether it’s here or wherever.
The fans were into the game. And when they announced there would be no extra innings, they started to boo, so they really knew. Overall, I’d say the fans in the stands were very nice. They yelled my name, called out Andruw. There were a lot of Americans out there.
I’m feeling like my swing is coming around. I’ve been working on my balance and I’m starting to see some results.
A lot of the guys are going out tonight for dinner, sight-seeing and shopping. I probably won’t leave the hotel. I’m going to my room, I’ll get something to eat, maybe get a message, pack up and get my sleep. I don’t know, maybe I’ll go down to the lobby and treat the guys to a drink. That’s it for my entertainment. If we had more time, I’d probably do more stuff. But not for me tonight.