Savoring success, looking ahead
It?s back to business today, with a workout at Coors Field.
After we clinched the National League Championship Series in Sunday night, we stayed up most of the night. So yesterday was a very slow day, to say the least. I knew we had some down time. We were off. So we sort of relaxed, enjoyed it, had a nice dinner. We didn?t to too much. So it?s nice to crank it back up today, get some blood flowing and start focusing on playing the World Series.
Has it sunk in? I don?t think it?s sunk in yet, to be honest with you. I?ve said it to myself a lot. National League Champions. It?s not easy to do. I think it?s so crazy, so surreal, because three weeks ago we weren?t in this frame of mind. Yet, we weren?t making offseason plans.
But I?ve always said I?m going to go out and play the 162-game regular season as hard as I can and just see what happens. I think that?s what we did as a team. We just went out and played hard. I think that?s the problem with some teams. They start talking, ?I?m gonna do this after the season.? ?I?m gonna do that after the season.? We didn?t have too much of that. I don?t think anybody wanted to go home. We wanted to keep playing, and I think that?s part of the reason we were able to pull off whatever you call what we did.
After the Division Series against the Phillies and the other night when we made it to the World Series, I brought my daughter into the clubhouse during the celebration. Tierney is five years old now. And, now she thinks that every time we win, we drink beer and pour it on our heads.
I hope she gets to see it one more time.