"The early returns from Spring Training are positive. Guys are getting their work in. We are seeing a progression in the pitching department. Of course, the pitching is ahead of the hitting. We are starting to see the position players swing the bat a little bit better. It's just good seeing guys moving around and getting ready to play the games."
Add in some racism and misogyny and this could have been taken from "Scoops" McGillicutty interviewing "Ol' Sarge" Street about the 1938 St. Louie Browns.
Spring Training reporting does stink. Spring Training blogging is even worse. The "on the field" info from last year mainly gets blown over the early off-season and holidays. The Hot Stove info gets used up by the time pitchers and catchers hit the field. Now it's just wheel spinning until the season starts. There's still good stuff out there, sure, but Spring Training is made for fluff "getting to know you" interviews. Feel good banality. These are the dog days of baseball blogging.