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Moose Tracks, Vol. 2

Phillies minor league third baseman Moose Mattair checked in once again on Monday night to submit another diary entry, detailing his road trip from Washington State to Clearwater, Florida. Moose is returning to baseball after taking a year off to dabble in Division I college basketball.

On the road with Moose is his cousin Eric, who shared time behind the wheel and is helping with the move, as well as serving as a boisterous companion.

Check out what Moose had to say below and check back for more in the coming days.


We stayed in Dallas, Texas on Saturday night. We went out, there, and had a good time. It was an experience. We got to meet some southern belles and just had a good time there in Texas. We took some taxis around to see the city and watched the Seahawks/Bears game. Even though the Seahawks lost, it was still a good time.

Then after watching football we drove from Dallas to Baton Rouge, Louisiana yesterday. We dealt with heavy rain the entire way. We drove for about 9 hours and it just absolutely downpoured the whole time. We got caught up in some traffic, but made it in last night kind of late. We got up this morning primed and ready to finish the cross country trip. We got in at about 9:30 to (Anthony) Gose's house and got our stuff unloaded and went to Olive Garden and had a good dinner to celebrate the drive and now we're just tired as we could ever be. That's for sure.

We were doing the math and we drove just under 3,200 miles, and it took us 53 hours of driving, we went through 12 states and spent about $230 in gas.

Upon my arrival, Anthony Gose and Travis d'Arnaud are actually out in Arizona. Gose's wife was here and she gave us a key to their place, then she took off for Orlando. Those guys get back here on the 29th and I pretty much have free run of the house till they get here at the end of the month. It's a beautiful house that's actually in Holiday, Florida. It's a gorgeous house and I wouldn't expect anything less from Anthony Gose, who is a top notch dude, for sure.

I haven't seen any of the Phillies guys yet. I am actually going in to work out at the Carpenter Complex in Clearwater (on Tuesday). I talked to Sean, our strength and conditioning guy, and he said there are some pitchers down here for a mini camp, I don't know exactly what it is. I can't wait, something I look forward to the most is walking in, seeing my teammates after the long time off and getting those big hugs.

I plan to work out there on Wednesday as well.

After that, we are going to take our trip to Miami. The Heat are playing the Raptors on Saturday and we're going to try to get to that game. My cousin and I are also going to each get a tattoo while we're down there, but the information about that can not be disclosed at this time. We will just check out Miami and the southern part of Florida, while we have the opportunity (this coming weekend).


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