Maury Wills was 18 when he first reported to the Dodgers, as a prospect bound for the Class D Hornell (N.Y.) Dodgers, in 1951.
He is 83 now, still excited about reporting to spring training. He'll join the Dodgers when they assemble at Camelback Ranch in Arizona next month, with one particular player on his mind.
"One thing I look forward to in spring training is working with Yasiel Puig," Wills said. "He asked me to work with him. Whenever a player asks you, you know that you are more than halfway there. You got him. It's when you have to go and pull him out of the clubhouse that it's difficult.
"Puig has a lot of talent. I just hope and pray that we...