Greetings from Arizona where the air is warm the skies are blue and, did we mention, it's warm?
Nothing scheduled at camp today except physicals, but that didn't stop Don Wakamatsu and his coaching staff from showing up just after sunrise. Ty Van Burkleo, sporting a goatee, is taking abuse.
"He's beautiful," bullpen coach John Wetteland said.
Not surprisingly, catchers are here a bit earlier than their pitching counter parts. And, even though they'll take a stress test as part of their physicals later in the day, catchers are going through a workout.
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That's what catchers do, work.
As for the daily – or hourly – update on Ken Griffey Jr.?
General manager Jack Zduriencik and agent Brian Goldberg will continue their talks, and Junior will continue playing golf at Pebble Beach as part of the Pro-Am there.
The biggest news, for those of us who left home with snow on the ground Thursday, remains this: It's warm.