China: Day 1

I felt totally rested today because on the plane trip I didn’t sleep one bit. Instead, I watched a bunch of movies. When we got to the hotel, I got something to eat, got a massage and was out like a baby.

When I woke up, I felt refreshed and went and got a little breakfast, walked around for about an hour or two and went to the Great Wall. I really can’t explain what it’s like there. I was mostly in awe of how magnificent it was. It kind of blew me away.

I bought one of those Great Wall rice hats (see picture). It has the Great Wall of China printed on the top. I wanted to be like a local or a tourist.

When we got back, we went to Tienanmen Square and the Forbidden City with Kevin Kouzmanoff, Justin Germano and my wife Nicole and we dressed up. Germano thought he was in a woman’s outfit but it turned out he was dressed like the emperor. Kouz and I were dressed up like warriors. We even had swords!

I feel really good. I’m running on adrenaline, I think. But I’ve got all the energy in the world. I’m having a good time. I want to experience China. I don’t want to go to my hotel and just eat there and go to the field. I want to experience things. I want to stand out.




What’s up! It’s your favorite baseball collector from Shea Stadium (and beyond). Good to see you on MLBlogs. I have my own blog on here as well.

Looking forward to reading more about your trip and seeing you again in ’08.


Good for you! Stay out of the hotel and really soak it in! BTW- Your wife is a cutey!!!

i love the hat!!


(padres fan from the netherlands)

hello hidden dragon crouching tiger. chinese proverb young grasshopper-a spectator sees more than a player in the heat of the game–give one fish and he s fed for a day teach him how to fish and he never goes hungry–steal a bell with ones ears plugged—dont swim in the yangtze river over265billion gallons of raw sewage is dumped annually,, see you bellman

im glad u guys are living it up in China
sounds amazing

but i’m def. gonna need to see those pics of you, your wife, justin, and Kevin dressed up…i need to see if its as good as im imagining. haha

stay safe and good luck in game 1!

Try to keep an eye on Trevor we need him and is having way to much fun running around the great wall 🙂 Take care boys rep the Padres to China

Welcome to China!
I am a Chinese student and I really love baseball.It’s a pity that I can’t go to Beijing until the Olympic…whatever,it’s so nice you can have a game in China.

Good luck!

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