Outfielder Damon Hollins and fiance Patrice Parker are expecting their first child in late June or early July. Hollins said the girl will be named Tahari Mabel. "Kind of nervous," Hollins said when asked about being a father. "I'm just praying it all comes out healthy, that's all."
HE SAID IT
"I told them, I really like business attitude when you're working, and when you're not working, I want you to have a blast … short of going to jail."
… JOE MADDON, manager, describing part of his message to his players
Today's bullpen session with a strong group, including starters Scott Kazmir and Casey Fossum and reliever Shinji Mori.
You couldn't have asked for a better day with which to open spring training: sunny, about 80 degrees and, for a weekday, a pretty good turnout of fans.
Darned if we could find one.
Right-hander Carlos Hines left the field early with what manager Joe Maddon said was a touch of dehydration.