Dome keeps his diary posted on his website once or twice a month, and here's quick summery of what he wrote on Apr. 9th - on the moving day from Houston to Milwaukee after he hit four hits including a solo shot.
- Milwaukee is way chilly than Houston...
- Yesterday WAS my opening day (even team's third game)... first three basehits were all off first pitch but those were sort of unintentional... and the solo jack was unexpected one.
- So I could get ready for season opener as usual as I did in past years. I know I have to produce good numbers this year but I don't be too much fired up and will do what I can do, as usual. I would just focus on finishing the job in front of me, no matter what Lou want to me to do.
- Our locker room is just great as always. It is just fun.
- In the spring training, I asked managements to set in my ways for some portion, including number of swings per day.
(dragonsfanatic note - Dome is known as a practice junkie in Dragons spring training in my neighborhood, Chatan, Okinawa, as 1500-2000 swings every day for a month...that's his way.)
- No bad effect for me from WBC experience and nothing negative about it.
- All I do is for world champs and nothing else, and that's team effort. I never forget how I felt last October. I am looking for hope opener in Chicago.
- Thanks for your support and I owe everything to you fans.