The managers are giving good quotes today


Been a good morning, quote-wise, around spring training:

McClendon: a lesson in some wise hands-off managing. Price: a lesson in plain speaking. Yost: Well, I think he’s calling all of us baseball writers “fluffers” and that’s kind of rude, but he gets the plain spoken award as well.

Here’s hoping managers remain as loose and direct as all of this once games start and things get testy. I doubt they will, but it sure would be nice to see.

The baseball world reacts to news of Kobe Bryant’s death

Kobe Bryant
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Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were two of nine people who died in a helicopter accident in Calabasas, California earlier today. Bryant’s death sent shockwaves throughout the basketball world, as well as the sports world at large. Here were a few reactions from the baseball world.

We certainly echo these sentiments, sending our condolences to the families and friends of those affected today. What a sad day.