Crickets. Spring training starts, and we get crickets. Which is fine, which actually, might be pretty good.
Every healthy pitcher and catcher reported on time, and as typical, several position players arrived early -- including
There was no sighting of
Everybody said the right things. President of Baseball Operations
Mostly it was crickets. Which doesn't necessarily make for the most exciting early Dodgers stories and posts, but is just fine for getting to work and after it. Just baseball, which can be a very good thing.
"I don't need a title of starting catcher or backup catcher," he said. "I just want to be a World Series champion catcher."
The big news of camp has yet to be announced: The start to Kershaw's annual camp pingpong tournament. That closer stuff will have to wait.
All this opening baseball serenity can change in a heartbeat, but for now all is calm. All is about baseball. The start to what they hope is an 8 1/2 month process.