Been a good morning, quote-wise, around spring training:
McClendon on allowing Felix Hernandez to set his own throwing schedule: “Felix can do whatever the hell he wants to do.”
— Bob Dutton (@TNT_Mariners) February 23, 2015
Price on Latos’ comment: “It’s a bunch of tabloid B.S. that’s unnecessary.” #Reds
— John Fay (@johnfayman) February 23, 2015
To quote Ned Yost, everything being written at this time of year is just “fluff.”
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) February 23, 2015
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.