On the Joe Morgan half-field, just outside the press room, the position players are gathered for a team fundamental session. Jerry Narron said they're going to talk about situational hitting and base-running. The coaches will talk but will the players listen? That's the fundamental question about fundamentals. We'll see starting on April 2.
Every player reported, except Anderson Machado. Machado is a good field/no hit shortstop left over from the Dan O'Brien Era. Narron wasn't sure if it was Visa problems or what. When you're coming off a year in which you hit .237 at Double-A and get an invite to big league camp, as Machado is, you'd think you'd be on time.
Made my first trip to the Daiquiri Deck last night. Photog Jeff Swinger and I were about half the crowd. And, alas, we did not witness any tasings. It's not really hopping this yet on the Key. Went to the Broken Egg for breakfast. No Dick Vitale again. A waitress explained that he splits his time between the Egg on the Key and the new location.