1. Try not to get hurt.
2. Don’t say or do anything stupid.
The first one is self-explanatory. The second has to do with the fact that during Spring Training there is a ton of media around covering nothing. Mundane tasks such as windsprints and bunting drills don’t fill column inches or spice up stories.
But you know what does? Saying stupid things like this:
“Let me tell you this: Without Santana, we felt as a team that we had a chance to win in our division,” Beltran said. “With him now, I have no doubt that we’re going to win in our division. I have no doubt in that. We have what it takes.
“I think without him last year, we did good until the end of the season. So this year, to Jimmy Rollins, we are the team to beat.”
Kill me now.
Don’t get me wrong. I like the confidence, but you don’t have to go broadcasting it on the first god damn day of Spring Training. It’s Jimmy Rollins-like in it’s stupidity.
And correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t you guys have no doubt that you were going to win the division last year, too? Look at how that worked out.
Please, Carlos, for all of our sakes, shut the f-ck up!