Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos' daily routine is consumed by baseball. (Dave Abel/Toronto Sun)
His spring training day begins around 4 a.m. Alex Anthopoulos doesn’t need an alarm clock. His wife has given birth to two of them.
The day begins with family, ends with family, but in between it’s a sprinting blur of meetings, non-stop phone calls, emails, text messages, games, workouts, concerns, more texts.
“Most days, I try to get back to our place for dinner,” said Anthopoulos, 35, the Blue Jays general manager who was born one month after the franchise played their first game in 1977.
“A lot of times I want to go home, then I have to call and say, ‘I can’t make it. Something’s comes up.’
“You’re going a million miles an hour in this job. A million texts. A million phones calls. You have to talk to everybody about everything. And you know what, if you’re in this job, you like the pace.”
This is spring training for the Blue Jays and their general manager. Anthopoulos, 36, calls it the slow time of the year.