A magical first day
Before taking his physical on Friday, recently-acquired pitcher Garrett Olson had some “painting” to take care of.
The former Orioles right-hander plopped down on the stool in front of his locker, put one of his baseball shoes in one hand, a magic marker in the other, and proceeded to get rid of as much orange that he could.
There wasn’t much he could do to remove the bright orange on the bottom of the shoes, but he was successful in coloring out the rest of the orange.
Meanwhile, across the room, clubhouse attendant Pete Fortune was busy working on another pair of Olson shoes.
In another camp observation, it might be just a coincidence, but there are two unoccupied lockers at one of end of “regulars” row. You have to wonder if a guy named Ken Griffey Jr. soon will be occupying the lockers.
And speaking of Junior, negotiations are ongoing as we speak and I would be more surprised if the two sides don’t agree on an incentive-laden one-year contract than if they do.
— Jim Street