I awoke this morning and I was buzzing. Weather permitting, I’ll be checking off a box today that has been long overdue. “The Cliff” is calling my name. It’s a part of the mountain that has intimidated me since the first time I saw it. As I think of leaping into the void, I can’t help but also think of how parallel it will be to the current state of my life. Me, working without a net. New experiences and stepping out of my comfort zone to accomplish something totally foreign to me.
MY LEGS ARE THE SOREST THEY HAVE EVER BEEN AFTER A REALLY CHALLENGING DAY ON THE MOUNTAIN. MY BROTHER IN LAW AND NIECE ARE EXCEPTIONAL SKIERS AND TOOK ME TO PLACES I’VE NEVER BEEN. I SKIED DEEPER, BUMPIER, AND STEEPER SLOPES THAN EVER BEFORE, QUESTIONING MY OWN METAL A COUPLE OF TIMES WHEN FACED WITH NEW CHALLENGES. I WONDERED ALOUD IF I’D BITTEN OFF MORE THAN I COULD CHEW THEN SLOWLY BUT SURELY MADE MY WAY DOWN AND CONQUERED MY FEARS.
When pitchers and catchers get ready to report, I immediately wonder how many guys will be quoted as saying, “I’m in the best shape of my life.” I know I said it aloud at least once. My curiosity has already been confirmed with a recent article by Hardball Talk. http://www.prosportsdaily.com/Headlines/ExternalArticle?articleId=500622. Madison Bumgarner is ready for Spring Training. It’s so predictable that players league-wide will suggest that somehow this year and their off-season will be different than the others. After all, hope springs eternal. Signed players are headed to Florida and Arizona with bags packed with of dreams of World Series glory.
I’ve heard from so many people reaching out in support of my family and me. They’ve expressed a desire to continue to hear my voice and communicated to me that I’ve been their baseball go-to guy for as long as they can remember. Their expression of how much they will miss me in the summer months to come has really touched me in a way I never expected.
Statement and Apology from Gregg Zaun Issued December 4, 2017
Without any exception whatsoever, I want to issue an absolute apology for any harm or distress which may have been caused by my comments with any female colleagues over the recent past. It has never been my intention to give offense to anyone.
Toronto, Ontario – September 29, 2016 - Gregg Zaun, Canada's voice of baseball, World Series champion, and philanthropist is pleased to announce Canadian country superstar, Aaron Pritchett to headline his inaugural Gregg Cup charity event on Friday, November 25th in Toronto, Ontario.