Padres' Prospect Journal: Sean Thompson

All right, well, I would like to start off by saying thank you very much to those of you who wished me a happy birthday. That was very thoughtful of you all.

Those of you who didn't, well, that's ok because I'm assuming that you are all a little bitter at me because I just turned 23 and some of you are approaching the constant crabby, stuff starts droopin', fallin' out, stages of your lives known as middle age or the better known term, "Deep Depression".

Anywho, I have been relaxin' out here in Tennessee as you know and it gets a little boring, but then again I think of those times during the season when its six hundred degrees outside, and I know its my day to run poles. That's when I think, ‘just lie here and be thankful that you are in an air-conditioned apartment playing video games.'

I have also been checking out the Internet, and let me tell you, I found a website that just flipped me upside down. It has everything from funny pranks, to compound fractures; even a guy in a scuffle that took a weed wacker across this guy's chest. Now I'm telling you that there was a lot of crazy stuff on there but it was fun and it took up at least four or five days of relaxin' and time passing till spring training.

I also watched Kristen play the SEC championship game on FoxSports and it was pretty sweet to watch.

Ok, let me run this by you all real quick, and maybe you can make sense of it. The Tennessee Lady Vols' soccer team won the SEC regular season and then they went down and won the SEC tournament. Ok, during the year they beat Florida, and then they beat Vanderbilt in the tournament. Vanderbilt gets a home bid for the first round of the NCAA tourney and so does Florida. Tennessee has to travel to Virginia.

Now I didn't go to college, and I still don't understand all the BCS polls and stuff but I mean damn, doesn't that seem kinda weird. Anyway, maybe some of you can help me out with that cuz it just doesn't seem like that's the way it should be.

So, yeah, oh yeah, I just picked up some great DVDs from Best Buy. True classics such as, ‘The Goonies', ‘Bad News Bears', and I had to get another ‘Van Wilder' because (Paul) McAnulty still has mine from ‘02 instructs. So those were my finds, but I have to tell you, I can't find ‘National Lampoons Christmas Vacation' anywhere on DVD. I had that one as well but who knows where that got to. See, you let your DVDs circulate on bus rides and then the coaches get a hold of them and you never know what goes on from there.

So I'm going to Arizona in January to workout at this facility that my agent set me up with, and I have to say it is a great little set up that they have. Several big names from different professional sports workout there, but let's get down to the real subject.

I'm going to be in the heat. The dead, dry, kick you in the crotch heat, from January to April.

Oh, but it doesn't stop there. Unless I get demoted, I'm headed to Mobile, which is worse than Arizona, and when I say that, I mean the weather for all you Mobilians, I mean it's tons worse. It's like kick you in the crotch times three, then spit on your neck, and cut all your toenails down too far so they all bleed and each step or even movement for that matter hurts like hell. Yeah, that's right, graphic. It gets worse and your gonna read about it this year just like last year, but I'll start in Mobile.

There are some pluses to being in that weather though, I mean, if I have a bad game, the next day it makes it a lot easier for me to want to hang myself. OOOOOh and when it rains for like three minutes, its sooooo awesome how the grass in the outfield turns into a frying pan turned way up. Ok, enough complaining till I get there.

I guess I'll go ahead and end on that note, but I want to let you all know that if you have any fun questions that you would like to ask me that most wouldn't answer because the waistband of their tighty whiteys are too tight, just email my editor and he will send them my way. Until next week...

Want to take Sean up on his offer and ask him if he has ever used a little sandpaper to win his town's little league championship or why he cries when he watches his baby Bella play, email his editor at

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