Hope springs eternal in March

Steroids or no steroids, spring training never changes because everyone thinks they're going to win it all.

Updated: March 10, 2005, 3:46 PM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2

TUCSON -- You never know what you're going to see in spring training. The other day, Kansas City's Calvin Pickering hit a grand slam against the Rangers. Or, it would have been a grand slam had Pickering not passed base runner Justin Huber, who thought the ball might get caught at the warning track and returned to first base to tag up.

The umpires called Pickering out, which is definitely the correct call. They also let everyone else score for a three-run single, which I can only ...

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