he's chasing dreams hitting seams.
she's chasing dreams talking sports.
There’s a lot that I need to catch up on writing about. Honestly, I get a little overwhelmed when I think about all the stuff I want to say and talk about. It’s hard to figure out where to start especially since a lot of time has passed since some of the events have happened, etc. Also I think Matt deserves to be included in a lot of this dialogue, but that’s just not very likely during the season…especially with how this season is going.
With that being said, one of the most asked questions I’ve gotten is what it’s like going up and down and up and down. Again, Matt has a huge say in this, but I still think right now this is one of the questions I want to address the most. I have a pretty clear idea of how he feels so I think I can articulate it well.
Matt has been recalled and optioned (aka sent back down) three times now, seven moves total.
April 30 - first recall aka debut
May 5 - optioned to OKC
May 17 - recalled to LA
June 21 - optioned to OKC
June 22 - recalled to LA
July 10 - optioned to OKC
July 15 - recalled to LA
Matt also spent 10-day on the injured list when wasn’t sure if they were going to put him on the IL or not.
Hi everyone! It might seem like I haven’t written anything in a while, but I actually have I just haven’t had a chance to post it here. When Matt got called up this last time, it was hectic and I forgot to grab the computer... (I know rookie mistake)
I’ve been writing and posting on the Dreams and Seams Facebook page. If you’re interested you can find that here: https://m.facebook.com/dreamsandseams
We’re officially in Oklahoma City! We finally got WiFi up and running, everything moved into our new apartment and everything pretty much situated. We’re just in need of a couple of TV stands.
Just so I’m clear we pretty much knew we were going to start the year in AAA even before spring training started so don’t be so shocked that we’re not in LA. :)
Matt was “optioned” to minor league camp with about two weeks left of spring training. Matt (and most minor league guys) has three options on his contract —meaning once the Dodgers choose to send (aka option) him to the minor leagues instead of putting him on the 25-roster they’ve used one of his options. The Dodgers used one of his three options when they sent him to minor league camp during spring training. When you use an option it's just for the entire year so the Dodgers can send him up and down as many times as they want this season, and it’s under the first option. Once he is out of options, another team can pick him up.
Still with me? I know this baseball lingo and rules get kind of confusing.
Hey guys! Long time, no check-in. We sent in our computers to get some trade-in money for a new one then decided we didn’t want to spend the money on a new one right now. So I took a step back while we didn’t have a computer and brainstormed some ideas for Dreams and Seams this upcoming season. I’m prepared to do more stadium tour vlogs, other vlogs and even start the podcast back up and of course write and write blogs.
Last season was so all over the place for us and trying to figure out how to handle the adversity of injury and injury. I know I shared what we went through to a certain extent, but it was still tough. We ended the year on a high after Matt was added to the 40-man roster. We had a great time at our first Fan Fest, and I wrote a little something about the experience for Our Baseball Life. And Matt has been feeling pretty good so far this year working out.
I wrote about my experiences at our first fan fest for Our Baseball Life. If you want to read it, click the link below!
Matt & Jesica Beaty
Welcome in to dreams and seams! A tell-all blog about our career dreams and path to reaching those dreams with some commentary about sports and life plus some videos too.
"Strive for the impossible because it makes the possible seem effortless." -Matt Beaty