July 15, 2014

A day in the life...

In an effort for more of y'all to understand what Minor League Life is like, I wanted to share what a day in our lives looks like during baseball season.  Our schedule varies depending on if the team is playing at home or on the road and the time of the game.  Most games are night games, so this is a typical day:

10:30 Wake Up
This is a relatively "early" morning... Sometimes we don't wake up until 12:00, which for this morning person is crazy late.

12:00 Lunch
This normally looks like me cooking lunch or grabbing Panera.  Since Chris is never home for dinner, I like to cook lunch or my cooking skills would be really rusty during the offseason.  I cook enough so that I can have the leftovers for dinner so I don't have to eat at the field!

1:30 Chris Leaves
Anywhere from 1:00-2:00 Chris heads to the field for BP and stretch before the game.  This is when I blog, run any errands, work out, or do things around the cottage.  Pretty much it is my time during the day that I get things done!

6:00 Head to the Game
This depends on the day.  Games normally start at 7:00, but as the season gets towards the end I tend to show up later and later on days Chris isn't pitching.  That is what around 140 baseball games in five months does to you.

7:00-10:00 Baseball Game

11:00 Get Home
Depending on how long it takes Chris to get out of the locker room, we are home around 11:00.  Chris eats his dinner that he gets at the field, and we unwind after the game.  This is my favorite time of the day night, because we have time to talk about our days and spend some time together.

2:00 Bed Time
Now you understand why we don't wake up until 12:00 some mornings!

It is definitely a crazy lifestyle that not many other jobs are like.  Needless to say, one of our favorite parts of the offseason is getting back into a normal routine.  Which means we are in bed by 9:00!

Would you like living a life that is on this type of schedule?


  1. That lifestyle sounds just as crazy as my nightshift life... I love me some baseball, although I can't imagine every day revolving around it. I don't blame you for sleeping until noon--I definitely would be sleeping late if I didn't get to bed before 2 am. Love getting to see a glimpse of your day to day!

    1. It is a crazy thing for life to revolve around, ha! I have my daily coffee around dinner time to get me through the rest of my "day". One of my favorite things about the offseason is getting to drink my coffee in the morning... It's the little things!

  2. Wow, that sounds like such a busy day! I definitely understand why y'all sleep in!!

    1. It is busy in a weird way! I love that we have the offseason to live "normal" life!

  3. I'm glad you posted this.. I am always curious to know if my life would consist of waking up at 12 everyday like D.J. does now. Sometimes I wish for that lifestyle, but at the same time I feel like half my day is gone then!

    1. It is craziness and the morning person inside me hates it! You definitely get used to it though. I used to feel like my day was gone, until I learned that my "day" is just at different times than most people. I'm most productive from 2:00-6:00 during the season. During the offseason, this is the time during the day I shut down, ha!

  4. I love this.. Even though Gary works for a minor league team he has similar hours except he has to be at work the next at 9am. He is happy so that's all that matters, I love your blog and hearing about your adventures.