Does winning in spring matter?
It matters when you win, kind of. When you lose, then it's only spring training.
I love the image of the Rookie calling home to say they playedOn the young guys -- Drew Stubbs, Jose Castro -- getting to play:
It's the same thing I've been doing since I've been managing, if you come over, you're going to play. They don't come over to sit. You like to see who you want to call back, who wants to be in that situation and who doesn't. I like the young guys coming over and playing.
I remember those days, I remember when they had phone booths in the lockerroom and I'd go right there and call my dad. Someone's going to call home today.